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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. How did Mother respond to Da's marriage proposal?

2. What had Drumm given Da a couple of weeks before Da died?

3. How does Adult Charlie realize his Mother and Da expressed their love?

4. What does Drumm advise Young Charlie not to talk about to anyone?

5. What had the doctor said when Young Charlie was born?

Short Essay Questions

1. What charges does Young Charlie level at Adult Charlie about the way his life turned out?

2. How long has it been since Charlie and Oliver have seen each other and what do they talk about?

3. How does Act 2, Part 1 begin?

4. For what reason did Da use the checks Charlie had sent him?

5. How does Da change the course of Charlie's overtures toward Mary?

6. What memory does Charlie have of Drumm and what was the state of their relationship?

7. What foreshadowing does the author use regarding Da's intention for his legacy?

8. How does Charlie end the encounter with Mary?

9. What does Charlie learn about how his parents came to be married?

10. What is the significance of the dementia scene with Charlie and Da?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Project into the future ten years after the end of the play and write a brief synopsis for Charlie's life. Will Da still be such a powerful presence in his life? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Project into the future ten years after the end of the play and write a brief synopsis for the lives of four of the characters. Remember to exclude Joe and Lorna but you may choose from any of the others.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the ongoing conflict between Charlie and Da. What are the main sources of the conflicts? Why does it perpetuate? What does Charlie learn about the reality of his life with Da as opposed to the perceptions he has held for so long?

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