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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the newsstand attendant show Wyler?
2. According to Alexa, what are the homes of Hollywood all about?
3. What is the name of the young violinist?
4. What does Wyler ask Alexa in Act 2, Scene 6?
5. Who does Wyler call from the pay phone outside the newsstand?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The climax of the play occurs when Skunk attacks Wyler outside of the newsstand. Why does Skunk attach Wyler? How is this event the climax of the play? What occurs after Skunk attacks Wyler? What events does this attack put into motion? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
Essay Topic 2
One of the major themes of the play is fantasy versus reality. How is this theme evident in the play? What characters have problems dealing with fantasy versus reality? What does this theme say about life both in the play and in general? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
Essay Topic 3
Before Alexa became Alexa, she was Brenda Gelb from Pennsylvania. Describe the transformation that Brenda makes to become Alexa Vere de Vere. What prompts this transformation? How does she accomplish changing her personality and actions to fit Alexa instead of Brenda? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
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