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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. Which of the following is not seen in the room?
2. What does George speculate that the coach is doing and making him run late tonight?
3. What anniversary of a state basketball championship are the men gathered to commemorate?
4. What is Tom Daley doing in the living room?
5. Why does James say he hasn't been sleeping well lately?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Martin and how is he remembered by the men?
2. What is the irony of Coach's persona of always playing by the rules?
3. How does Act 2 begin?
4. What is the symbolism of George's vomiting in the championship trophy?
5. How does the author use Tom's character as a humorous release from the tense situation in the room?
6. What is the reason for Coach's sudden pain while the men are singing?
7. What metaphor does Coach use for the men of the winning championship team?
8. How does Coach respond when Tom suggests the possibility that the championship was a myth?
9. How do the men reconcile by the end of the play?
10. Which one of the men shows some sensitivity about Sharmen's religious beliefs?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses some important instances of flashbacks in the story. Explain what a flashback is and cite at least two making sure to explain what makes each a flashback.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the characters of George and Phil. What are their roles within the story? Why is there such animosity between the two? Does their level of success create more competition between them than with any of the other men? Why would Marion be attracted to both of these men and for what reasons?
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