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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How much money does Ellis have?
2. What does Weston not let Ella do in Act Two?
3. What does Weston lay on in Act Two?
4. What does Weston find in Act Two?
5. How does Ella describe the way things feel in Act Two?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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
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 3
At the end of the play, Wesley begins to assume his father's personality and role by changing into his clothes and taking on his father's earlier attitude. Describe Wesley's transformation throughout the play, starting at the beginning when he is worried about the family and his father's reactions to the end where he takes on more of his father's personality than his own. Use specific examples from the play in the response.
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