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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following is not a term that Louis uses to describe the lawyers that do not comfort him while he's crying?
2. In what country does Louis' Act 3, Scene 2, story of about subtle antisemitism abroad take place?
3. Where is the apartment where Hannah arrives?
4. According to Prior's rant in the beginning of Act 3, Scene 7, the Recording Angel snaps the spine of what book?
5. What characteristic of Hannah's does Sister Ella Chapter like most?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Joe and Harper's secrets in Act 1, Scene 8?
2. Why does Harper long for the end of days?
3. Describe Roy in Act 3, Scene 5.
4. Why is Joe Pitt confused by Louis' invitation to come home with him?
5. What do Prior and his two ancestral visitors in the beginning of Act 3 have in common besides a name?
6. Why does Harper not want to stay in heaven in Act 5, Scene 2?
7. What offer does Roy Cohn make Joe Pitt in Act 1; Scene 2?
8. Describe the interchange between Henry and Belize in Act 1, Scene 4?
9. How does Mr. Lies explain Harper Pitt's ill sense of ease?
10. What does Prior determine about Louis in Act 2, Scene 9?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Tony Kushner's play takes place almost entirely in New York City. This is the home of virtually every character, but he also has two other distinct settings that exist in the real world but exist in the play as fantastical realms. Write en essay about these two places. Why does Kushner choose them as fantastical lands? What is different about them? What do they represent?
Part 1) Antarctica
Part 2) San Fransisco
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about the motivations and objectives of Harper Pitt. Her actions seem kinetic and meaningless to Hannah and Joe, but she is driven by something deep and ingrained in her psyche. What drives Harper to gobble Valium and act madly? Cite statements made both by her and by Joe to examine the meaning behind her madness.
Essay Topic 3
In the beginning of Perestroika, Alexii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov, the oldest living Bolshevik, speaks at length about the importance of Theory when launching a new era. Write an essay about the importance of theory to the central characters of the play. Choose three major characters and analyze the Theory - or lack thereof - that guides them in their actions. Does this Theory ever fail them? Are they searching for something new?
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