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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Hildy try to pass the gun to as the other reporters grab him in Act 3, Part 2?

2. Why does the messenger give the mayor back the reprieve in Act 3, Part 3?

3. Where does Hildy drag Williams to after he collapses in Act 2, Part 4?

4. How long does Burns think it will take his men to get there at the beginning of Act 3, Part 1?

5. What does Hildy finally tell Burns at the end of the play in Act 3, Part 3?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

At the end of Act 2, Part 2, it is evident that the senator and the mayor do not agree on things. Explore some of the possibilities for why they have a dislike for each other. Do they represent opposite political views? Is one honest and the other deceitful? What past events might have affected their current opinions of each other? Describe the interaction between them in the play and use those examples to explain your theory.

Essay Topic 2

In Act 1, Part 2, the reporters are visited by the outside world three times.

1) Describe what happens in each instance, explaining the situation, the people involved, and how the reporters respond.

2) Analyze the behavior by the reporters based on how they deal with people who are not considered to be one of them.

Essay Topic 3

Burns and the mayor show many similar character traits as the story unfolds. Describe these similarities and what they mean for both characters. In particular, what does it represent for Burns in an ironic, or even hypocritical sense? Be sure to use the play to provide specific examples.

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