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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Hildy trying to do as Williams falls from the window?
2. What is Hildy talking about repeatedly at the beginning of Act 2, Part 5?
3. What does Williams tell Hildy about the gun he is holding in Act 2, Part 4?
4. What does Hildy accuse Burns of in Act 3, Part 1?
5. Where does Hildy drag Williams to after he collapses in Act 2, Part 4?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Hildy and Peggy's future together is a focal point for The Front Page because it demonstrates many things about Hildy as a character. Outline their relationship in detail as it is depicted in the play. Include the main areas that they share similar views in, as well as the areas that they differ. Also, whether you think Hildy will in fact, be himself with Peggy after the play ends. Or, will he come to struggle with a part of himself that will always be there. Use the play as a reference to support your opinion.
Essay Topic 2
Why do you think the Roaring Twenties was an effective setting for The Front Page? Describe what elements of the play would be different if it took place today. What advantages do the Twenties give the story as far as the plot is concerned? Were the characters more believable? How would they change in current times?
Essay Topic 3
The playwrights of The Front Page use the "layering of facts" technique throughout the play. Describe three examples of this technique in detail, explaining how it is used in each case, why the authors may have used it, and how effective it was.
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