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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is with the reporters as Hildy opens the door at the end of Act 3, Part 1?
2. What does Mollie grab to defend herself with towards the end of Act 2, Part 4?
3. What are the reporters urging the Sheriff to do in Act 3, Part 2?
4. What does Burns explain the story is really about to Hildy in Act 2, Part 5?
5. How much money does Louie agree to give Hildy for an IOU?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 2, Part 4, Mollie throws herself out of the window to protect Williams. That act affects the characters and the theme of the play in various ways.
1) Describe how Mollie's desperate decision affected Hildy, his situation, and the possible ways it may change how he views his upcoming decision.
2) Describe the way Mollie's actions affect the other reporters. What does it show about the possible dangers of their outlook throughout the play?
3) Explain the literary effect of Mollie's decision. Which techniques does it represent and why?
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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