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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 the prominent religion in the city of Scranton?
2. What is the setting for Act 1?
3. Tom has missed how many of the team reunions?
4. How is the room furnished?
5. Tom tells George that he saw a woman that they __________________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the strength of the bond between the men as the play ends?
2. What do the troubled lives of the men serve as a metaphor for?
3. What is the nature of Coach's illness as discussed by George and Tom?
4. How does Coach respond when Tom suggests the possibility that the championship was a myth?
5. What are the men able to remember as the Coach recalls the final ten seconds of the championship game?
6. What resentments does James carry about his life?
7. What does George do when he learns about Phil's affair with his wife?
8. What is the premise of THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON?
9. How have the men's lives paralleled the fate of Scranton?
10. Why does Phil think that people just want him for his money after he witnesses the scene between James and George about politics?
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
Regret seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of regret? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.
Essay Topic 3
Create a brief character study of Phil. 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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