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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Kate think Ann knows about Joe's secret?
2. What does Joe Keller call himself as he rails about the money he made for Chris?
3. What particular item is George disgusted that he never sent his father?
4. What animal does Mr. Marcy resemble, according to Chris?
5. To whom does Chris tell Kate that she and Dad are responsible?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Joe Keller is a tragic figure because he wants to achieve one thing and succeeds in achieving its opposite. Write an essay on this topic, examining his intentions and what they ultimately yield. Cite specific examples from the text to corroborate your points. Is failing to get what you want always a tragic thing?
Essay Topic 2
Two characters that never actually appear onstage are central drivers of action in All My Sons. Write an essay on the effect that these two characters have on the plot of the play, citing conversations that other characters have regarding them.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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