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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is Ann at the beginning of Act 3?
2. According to Frank, why could Larry not have died on November 25th?
3. For what did Joe Keller check every day before leaving the factory?
4. To what animal does George Deever compare his father?
5. What does Jim say he sees in George's eyes?
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
Compare and contrast the characters of Steve Deever and Joe Keller. The two are often compared and analyzed by Joe and others. Which is the more dominant in the relationship and how does each's attitude toward the other affect the plot?
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