That Championship Season Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 George Sikowski doing in the kitchen?

2. What does the coach yell out at the men and want them to do when he enters the house?

3. What disease does the coach warn the men about because of their age?

4. What sport does Phil coach?

5. What is Tom Daley doing in the living room?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the reason for Coach's sudden pain while the men are singing?

2. How do the men show that their relationships with others are based primarily in obligation, not love?

3. Which character seems to be the only one with a voice of reason in the play?

4. Why does Phil think that people just want him for his money after he witnesses the scene between James and George about politics?

5. Why is it ironic that Tom serves as the voice of reason in the play?

6. How does Coach respond when Tom challenges him on the championship being a myth?

7. How does Act 2 begin?

8. How many of the men have known the truth about the final game for all these years?

9. What is the irony of Coach's persona of always playing by the rules?

10. How does Coach respond when Tom suggests the possibility that the championship was a myth?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Although Martin never appears in the play he is very much a part of the story. What is Martin's impact on the story? Why is his absence so conspicuous? What was the author trying to accomplish by creating Martin's character in the play?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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