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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Epstein say Wykowski should go if Epstein goes to jail?
2. What is one of the interests Eugene and Daisy talk about?
3. Where does Eugene leave go the end of the scene?
4. Where is Daisy from?
5. What does Carney do at the end of Act 2, Scene 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss sex and love in the play.
1) What distinctions does Eugene make between sex and love? Why does he find his first sexual experience dissatisfying, and why does he begin to look for love after it?
2) Does Eugene have a realistic view of sex? Does he have a realistic view of love? How do his views change over the course of the play?
3) How do the soldiers view sex? How do their views differ? How do their views of sex influence their views of women and love?
Essay Topic 2
When Wykowski and the other soldiers read about themselves in Eugene's journal, they are upset about what they've read. However, Epstein still encourages Eugene to be honest and not compromising in his writing. Discuss the role of honesty and truth in the play.
1) Why are the soldiers upset by Eugene's honest opinions? Is it wrong for Eugene to write his honest opinions?
2) Toomey steals money from Wykowski in order to foment distrust and anger among the men. What does this instance say about honesty and dishonesty? Why does Epstein falsely confess instead of telling the truth?
3) What other instances are there of honesty and dishonesty in the play, and how are they important?
Essay Topic 3
Toomey's method of teaching the soldiers is one of cruelty and punishment. Discuss this methodology and its portrayal in the play.
1) Why does Toomey use cruel methods to train the soldiers? What does his method have to do with his experiences in the war? What is Toomey trying to accomplish?
2) How do Toomey's methods forge and change the relationships between the soldiers?
3) What kind of relationship does Toomey develop with the soldiers? Why do they miss him after he's gone?
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