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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. Who threatens to kill Phil?
2. What does the coach suggest that James needed more of in his diet?
3. At whose home does Act 1 take place?
4. What do the men do to lighten the mood in the room?
5. Which one of the men offers to run for mayor with Phil's support?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does it begin to become clear that Coach is not the stalwart figure he thinks he is?
2. What is Tom able to verbalize to the Coach that the others cannot?
3. How does James' interest in running for mayor come up in conversation?
4. What do the troubled lives of the men serve as a metaphor for?
5. What is Phil's opinion of George's chances of winning the election?
6. What is the strength of the bond between the men as the play ends?
7. How is George's emotional unavailability become evident as Act 2 progresses?
8. What are the men able to remember as the Coach recalls the final ten seconds of the championship game?
9. How have the men's lives paralleled the fate of Scranton?
10. What does Coach reveal about his past that sheds light on his anti-Semitic views?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the role of men in the 1970s when the men in the play are living their adult lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they enjoy that 21st century men do not?
Essay Topic 2
There is much symbolism in this story regarding the championship trophy. What does the trophy symbolize for the men? What does it mean for Coach?
Essay Topic 3
Create a brief character study of Coach. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?
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