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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does not return when Weston comes to the house in Act Two?
2. What is the only thing to envy, according to Weston?
3. Where does Emma say Ella and Taylor goes?
4. How does Wesley describe Taylor?
5. Where does Wesley suggest he and Weston work?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In "Curse of the Starving Class", each main character is on a quest or searching for something. Choose one of the main characters (Weston, Ella, Emma or Wesley), and describe what that character is searching for. What steps does the character take to find what they are looking for? Is the character successful or not in fulfilling their quest or search? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
Essay Topic 2
Weston's story about castrating lambs and the eagle eating the discarded testes occurs more than once in the play. Why is this story important? What does the story represent? What does the story mean to each character that tells it? Be sure to reference specific examples from the text in the response.
Essay Topic 3
The Tate's kitchen table serves several purposes in the play. Explore the significance of the kitchen table within the play. What purposes does the table serve? What does the table represent to each of the characters? What does the table represent overall in the play? How is the story different if the table is not present? Use specific examples from the play in the response.
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