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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Mike tell Alexa she should sound on the phone?
2. According to Alexa, what are the homes of Hollywood all about?
3. Where is the violinist supposed to meet Alexa?
4. Who approaches Wyler at the newsstand?
5. What does Mike think is a "colossal waste of time"?
Essay Topic 1
The theme of art imitating life is prevalent in the play. How is this theme depicted? How is this theme important to the play? What characters are involved in this theme's development? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
Essay Topic 2
Alexa has gotten away with conning people numerous times before she cons Wyler, who then decides to go after her. Why has no one before Wyler tried to track down Alexa? What has stopped them? How has this enabled Alexa to continue conning people? In turn, what makes Wyler want to track down Alexa? Why is he different from the rest of her victims? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
Essay Topic 3
Love is also an underlying theme in the play. How is love portrayed in the play? What characters experience love? What characters lack love? How does love or the lack thereof influence the play's storyline? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
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