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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Wyler's visitor want in Act 1, Scene 7?
2. Where does Alexa get the names she "drops" when talking to people?
3. What does Alexa think is the only thing that matters?
4. According to Alexa, what are the homes of Hollywood all about?
5. What does the newsstand attendant show Wyler?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Several characters in the play are on a quest for fame and fortune. What characters are involved in this quest? How does each try to achieve this goal? What characters succeed? What characters fail? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
Essay Topic 2
The line "No one pulls the cashmere over the eyes of a writer" is used at the beginning and ending of the play. What does this saying mean? How does the saying change meaning depending on the character speaking it or situation it is spoken in? Why is this line important to the play? Why did the playwright use it at both the beginning and ending of the play?
Essay Topic 3
There are several references to the role and job of the writer in the play. According to the characters in the play, what is the role of the writer? According to the playwright, what is the role of the writer? Are these viewpoints similar or different? Why is the writer important or not important? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
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