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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Emma say Ella is after?
2. What does Wesley say Taylor is after?
3. How does Weston describe the way Wesley talks?
4. What is Emma doing at the beginning of Act Two?
5. Who is the owner of the Alibi Club?
Essay Topic 1
All of the play's central actions take place in the Tate's kitchen. Explain the importance and relevance of the kitchen serving at the main setting for the play. What does the kitchen represent? How does this symbolization impact the play's meaning? Use specific examples from the play in the response.
Essay Topic 2
Of all the character transformations in the play, Weston, the patriarch of the story, goes one of the more significant transformations. Describe Weston at the beginning and the end of the play. How does he change? Are Weston's changes for better or worse? How do Weston's changes impact the rest of the characters? Use specific examples from the play in the response.
Essay Topic 3
Sam Shepard's play, "Curse of the Starving Class" emphasizes the family dynamics of the main characters. Describe the family dynamics between Weston, Ella, Emma and Wesley. How does each relate to the others? What problems does the family experience? What joys and accomplishments do the family acknowledge and celebrate? How does an outside person describe the family? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
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