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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is next to Prior when he returns to his hospital bed in Act 5, Scene 8?
2. When Prior asks Harper if she is a Mormon in Act 3, Scene 3, what does she say she is?
3. Where in Prior's apartment are the Sacred Prophetic Implements?
4. What does Roy say in Act 2, Scene 5 that he most respects about black Americans?
5. What does the Mormon Mother smell that indicates that her husband is returning?
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
Tony Kushner creates several prominent characters in the play that are not of this world. Each of these characters exists on a realm of being different from anyone else, even the other supernatural characters. Write an essay comparing three of these characters. Who are they and how have they manifested themselves onstage? With whom do they interact and what is the nature of this interaction? Are they benevolent? Violent?
Part 1) Mr. Lies
Part 2) Ethel Rosenberg
Part 3) The Angel
Essay Topic 3
Prior Walter is Tony Kushner's hero in the Angels in America. Write an essay delineating what qualities of Prior Walter make him heroic. The first half of the essay should sketch out the character aspects that make a hero. In the second half, cite specific actions taken and statements made by Prior that would conform with this model. What is Prior's great heroic act in the play?
This section contains 337 words
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