All My Sons Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to a factory that admits a bad product, according to Joe?

2. Where does Chris intend to move?

3. In what state is George at the end of the day?

4. How does George describe his father to Ann?

5. At what age does Joe claim he was "put out" to work?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What is Arthur Miller's attitude toward America after the Second World War? Does he believe there is any hope that it can retain its ideals? Use three examples from the text of All My Sons to justify your understanding of Miller's world view?

Essay Topic 3

The tragedy of Joe Keller's life is driven by his realization that the world does not end with his family. His only impetus to do right is to do right by his wife and sons. Write about this topic in three parts:

Part 1) Joe Keller and his son Chris have two conversations about Chris' plans for the future. Chris is disillusioned by the individualism of America after the war. What does Joe want from his son, more than anything? How do his wishes reflect a lack of understanding of his son's world view?

Part 2) Joe Keller successfully lies to himself for three and a half years regarding his complicity in the deaths of 21 pilots. How does his attitude toward his family and the rest of the world make this an easy delusion for him?

Part 3) How does Larry's letter shatter Joe Keller's world view? What does Joe realize about his duty to the world at large that brings him to kill himself?

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