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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Ann, where did Larry's plane crash?
2. Where is Ann at the beginning of Act 3?
3. What point about the people that worked for the war does Joe desperately make in this section?
4. What could Chris never do, according to Jim?
5. On how much money does Joe claim that he could live if he didn't have a family?
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
Characters in All My Sons make frequent reference to the supernatural in the play, as if there were an otherworldly hand guiding their daily actions. Write an essay in the following three parts:
Part 1) Examine how the destruction of Larry's tree - and the dream that surrounds its destruction - affects Kate Keller's world. What significance does she assign to it?
Part 2) What is Frank Lubey's world view, and how is it the result of the life he has lived to this point in his life?
Part 3) What does Jim Bayliss have to say about the nature of fate and the stars in the third act? How is it a refutation of the ideas of both Frank Lubey and Kate Keller?
Essay Topic 3
Choose one of the following to write an essay:
1.) Why do you think that Ann is so willing to defy Kate Keller and her brother, George, in order to marry Chris? Why does she have such faith in him? Cite three examples from the text to corroborate your thesis.
2.) What is George Deever's super-objective? What does he ultimately want to accomplish? Write en essay, citing three examples of individual scene objectives and explaining how they will help accomplish his super-objective.
3.) Do you think that Kate Keller truly believes that Larry is alive? Has she ever allowed doubt to enter her life? Cite conversations she has with Ann, Chris, and Joe to corroborate your answer.
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