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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Michael doing as the play begins?
2. How was the play perceived at its introduction in 1969?
3. Which of the men seems jealous of the relationship between Donald and Larry?
4. What excuse does Cowboy give for wanting to leave early?
5. Who does Donald say is responsible for his being gay?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Emory annoyed with Cowboy?
2. How does the play open?
3. What are Alan's feelings about the party at this point in the evening?
4. How does Act 1 end?
5. What happens that makes Hank angry with Larry?
6. How does Michael clarify an invitation for Alan to come over for drinks?
7. How do the men try to make Alan feel more comfortable at the party?
8. What seems to brighten Donald's glum mood?
9. With whom does Harold leave the party?
10. From what does Donald suffer and how does it impact his life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Alcohol abuse seems to be an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the abuse? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? How does it affect the abusers? How does it affect those impacted by the abusers? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.
Essay Topic 2
Michael's apartment almost becomes a character in the book because it plays such an important role in the story. Explain how an inanimate object can be a character in a story and how the house "interacted" with the "other" characters. Cite three examples to support your claim.
Essay Topic 3
Explain the symbolism of Michael's apartment. What does it signify? What role does it play in the drama? Why did the author choose this setting instead of another?
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