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

2. Da says that there will be plenty of jobs when ____________ takes over.

3. Who appears just as Young Charlie and Mary are getting to know each other?

4. Who is the main character of DA?

5. What is the theme of DA as dramatized in Act 1, Part 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Drumm and Charlie's parents disagree on the best place for Charlie to find a job?

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

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

4. How does Act 2, Part 2 end?

5. How does the author use foreshadowing regarding the razor blades Charlie gave to Da for Christmas one year?

6. How does Young Charlie make his first appearance in the play?

7. Why do Oliver's plans differ from Charlie's once Charlie sees Mary sitting on a bench reading?

8. What is the main theme of the play and how is it exhibited for Charlie?

9. What begins to emerge about Da's character in Act 2, Part 2?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses several instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 2

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

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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