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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 keep asking Alexa's victims for?
2. Where does Wyler think Michael is?
3. Why does Wyler call the young violinist?
4. Alexa says that "the only person an artist is required to impress is" who?
5. For what is the young violinist meeting Alexa?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
The playwright uses the element of deus ex machina in the play. What is this stage element? What does it mean? How does the playwright use it? Is it effective or not? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
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