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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According the mayor in Act 2, Part 3, what isn't real?
2. What is Burns planning to do with Williams in Act 2, Part 5?
3. What are Hildy and Burns charged with in Act 3, Part 3?
4. Where does Burns tell Louie to go at the end of Act 3, Part 1?
5. What does Hildy accuse Burns of in Act 3, Part 1?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
The Front Page moves at a rapid pace and quickly transitions from one event to the next. Describe points in the play where this faster pace helps the plot. Be sure to include the characters involved, why they are relevant, and how the pace for each event was effective in furthering or adding to the play's theme.
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