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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Joe, what happens to Chris if you overcharge someone two cents?
2. Who informed Steve Deever that the cylinder heads were cracked?
3. In what state is George at the end of the day?
4. What has George come to the Kellers' house to do?
5. Which of the following is not among the foods Kate mentions having in her refrigerator?
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
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
Essay Topic 3
Chris Keller is presented throughout the play as a mingling of strength and weakness. Write an essay on the topic of what hardships Chris can withstand and what seemingly small issues cripple him and drive him to tears. Why is Chris this way?
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