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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who storms out of the house at the end of the act?
2. What caveat does Chris give George about staying?
3. According to Joe, what happens to Chris if you overcharge someone two cents?
4. What does Kate tell Chris in this scene that she has never told him before in his life?
5. Which of the following is not something Joe Keller recommends Chris do with his money if he thinks it's dirty?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Miller's play is wonderfully layered in the sense that it contains many smaller characters with developed and nuanced attitudes toward man's duty towards his fellow man. Their ideas about their place in the world are complex and passionate. Write an essay in three parts regarding three of these characters and how his day-to-day life bolsters and challenges his beliefs:
Part 1) Frank Lubey
Part 2) Jim Bayliss
Part 3) George Deever
Essay Topic 2
Kate Keller's conception of the war is presented in the play as a great disordering of arrangements. Write an essay on Kate's struggle against this disordering, using Larry's engagement to Ann and George Deever's infatuation with Lydia as a framing device for the essay.
Essay Topic 3
Choose one of the following to write an essay about:
1.) What does fighting in the war teach Chris Keller about the world? How is this lesson destroyed by what he experiences when he returns to the States, and why does he feel guilty as a result? What is Miller saying about the perversion of values in America?
2.) Compare Joe Keller's assessment of the war-producers in the United States in Act 3 to Chris Keller's description of the men he fought with in the war. How do these descriptions reflect opposing values systems.
3.) Compare Kate Keller and Ann Deever's situations following the war. How are they both held prisoners by the war?
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