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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. Which of the following was not a big part of Da's life?

2. Where does Drumm suggest that Da and Mother send Young Charlie?

3. Da appears and says that if there were room in his grave, he would _____________________.

4. Where was Charlie when his father died?

5. Drumm tells Young Charlie that __________ are harder to get out of than get into.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What personal advice does Drumm give Charlie about his life?

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

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

6. What is Da's legacy from the Master?

7. Why does Charlie consider Da to be a millstone around his neck?

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

9. What does Da do when he appears the second time in the scene?

10. From whose point of view are the memory scenes told?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the overall setting setting for the play? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Leonard choose to use these places in the drama?

Essay Topic 2

Regret seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of regret? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

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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