That Championship Season Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Jason Miller
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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. George has learned some unfavorable information about which one of his opponent's relatives?

2. Which of the following is not seen in the room?

3. Who suggests that Phil let his own son get more playing time?

4. What does George speculate that the coach is doing and making him run late tonight?

5. Who is George's wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author show that money does not necessarily buy happiness as exhibited by Phil's life?

2. How does Coach rally the men when he senses that their bickering and differences could escalate out of control?

3. How does James' interest in running for mayor come up in conversation?

4. How does the author use Tom's character as a humorous release from the tense situation in the room?

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

6. Describe the setting for Act 1.

7. What is the symbolism of George's vomiting in the championship trophy?

8. Which one of the men shows some sensitivity about Sharmen's religious beliefs?

9. What do the troubled lives of the men serve as a metaphor for?

10. How do the men react to Coach in spite of his candor about their failures?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

Miller is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

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