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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When did Larry write the letter Ann shows the family?
2. Who are the only people, according to Chris, who are not practical in the world?
3. According to Joe, what happens to Chris if you overcharge someone two cents?
4. When does George plan to leave with Ann?
5. What item did Larry Keller receive that upset him so greatly?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Several objects in the play serve the purpose of reminding present characters of characters that are absent. At times they serve this purpose in a destructive way, stymieing the lives of those they touch and other illuminate the reality of life and free characters to move on. Write a three-part essay on the following objects:
Part 1) Larry's tree
Part 2) The hat George wears
Part 3) Larry's letter to Ann
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