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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. "Da" is an Irish term for ____________.

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

3. Young Charlie tells Charlie that Mother and Da always _____________ around Drumm.

4. What does Young Charlie do when he hears that he was adopted?

5. Where does Charlie's birth mother work?

Short Essay Questions

1. What two revelations about Da come to Charlie in this act?

2. What does it mean that Charlie doesn't talk to his Mother like he does to Da and Young Charlie?

3. What is the nature of the letter Young Charlie is writing and why does his mother not like it?

4. What advice does Drumm give Young Charlie on the job he offers him?

5. Describe the accusations that fly between Charlie and Young Charlie.

6. How does the subject of Charlie's birth mother come up in Act 1, Part 4?

7. Why has Drumm come to the house to see Young Charlie?

8. Describe Young Charlie's romantic overtures toward Mary.

9. How does Mother take control of Charlie's letter writing?

10. What ulterior motive does Oliver have for coming to see Charlie after his Da died?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Da and Drumm. Both men want influence over Charlie but have their hold on him in very different ways. Why are their differences classic examples of conflict in drama? What other similarities and dissimilarities are there between the two characters?

Essay Topic 2

Create a character study of Mother. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Mother?

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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