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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Ella describe the way things feel in Act Two?
2. What does Emma think Ella is doing with Taylor?
3. What language does the mechanic speak?
4. How much money does Ellis have?
5. Where does Weston learn how to kill?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the meaning of the title, "Curse of the Starving Class". How is the title relevant to the story's plot? What predictions can the reader make previous to reading the play based on the title? What deeper meaning does the title assume? 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
The lamb Wesley and Weston bring into the house to rid of maggots also plays a significant role in the play. What does the lamb represent? Does the lamb take on different meanings for different characters? Why is the lamb important to the story? Use specific examples from the play in the response.
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