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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What caveat does Chris give George about staying?
2. What has George come to the Kellers' house to do?
3. What did Joe expect to happen to the bad cylinder heads?
4. For what did Joe Keller check every day before leaving the factory?
5. According to his character description, how does George generally speak?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Kate Keller is the most stalwart advocate of the deluded system that is the Keller household. This results in a growing paranoia in her character throughout the play. Write an essay on the growing desperation that Kate experiences throughout the play, citing three specific examples in the text.
Essay Topic 2
Choose one of the following topics to write an essay:
1.) Do you consider Joe Keller to be a selfish man? Did he actually feel pressure from his wife to make money, or was this just an imagined pressure? Does his lifestyle reflect a corrupt values system?
2.) Jim Bayliss discusses a year that he abruptly left his family to do medical research in New Orleans. What this a selfish choice or an altruistic one? Was Sue Bayliss' demand that he return selfish?
3.) Compare and contrast the world views of Sue Bayliss, Kate Keller, and Ann Deever. Are any of them unreasonably focused on money?
Essay Topic 3
Arthur Miller is known for his assertion that the everyday carries with it the seeds of drama. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the first act of All My Sons. Write an essay examining the small talk of this act and the revelations about the neighbors that come later, citing three specific examples of each.
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