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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Morris Kaden work?
2. Where does Wyler think Michael is?
3. Who does Wyler ask Kaden about in Act 2, Scene 2?
4. Who is Mr. Morelli?
5. According to Kaden, who are members of "a pretty elite club"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Plays are divided into acts and the acts into scenes. Why does a playwright divide the story this way? How is the addition or subtraction of scene a useful tool in playwriting? How do the divisions aid the audience/reader?
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
Plays often use flashbacks to provide the audience/reader with additional information about earlier events. Douglas Carter Beane uses different flashback techniques than other playwrights. What are his techniques? How are they useful? Are they better than other flashback techniques? What information is Beane able to provide the audience/reader with the use of these techniques? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
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