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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 Miss Kelly call to verify Elwood's story?

2. What does Miss Kelly ask Elwood when she first sees him in Act 2, Scene 2?

3. What kind of advice does Dr. Sanderson give Miss Kelly in Act 2, Scene 2?

4. What happens as Elwood talks to his sister on the phone in Act 2, Scene 1?

5. Who enters with a bouquet of flowers for Miss Kelly in Act 2, Scene 2?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why does Elwood comply with Veta's every wish regarding his mental health (admitting him to Chumley's Rest, administering the formula, etc.)? Why is it left to Veta to decide what happens to Elwood and, by extension, Harvey? Please support your answers

Essay Topic 2

In Act 1, Scene 2, where Elwood is taken to the sanitarium by Veta, there is a lot of comic miscommunication occurring. All of the various characters have an incomplete understanding of the situation, which makes Veta's situation at once comical and tragic. Please find three examples from this scene about how poor communications can create very different results from what was originally intended or expected.

Essay Topic 3

There is a strong theme throughout this play that contrasts belief (i.e., holding to things that are difficult to prove scientifically) and our need as humans for empirical evidence (scientific proof of things that can be perceived with the five senses). Pick three situations from the play "Harvey" by Mary Chase and explain which characters tend toward belief and which are looking for evidence with regard to Harvey. Do some characters change positions? Why or why not? Do you think that the author supports belief or science more? Please support your answers.

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