The Homecoming Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following characters has been discussed but has never appeared on stage?

2. When Teddy and Ruth are left alone in the living room, how does he try to convince her to go home with him?

3. When Sam comes in from the kitchen, what emotion of Sam's does Max say he doesn't understand?

4. After Max recovers from his collapse, what does he ask Ruth?

5. According to Max, what made Sam a bad son?

Short Essay Questions

1. By the end of the first act, which characters has Max abused both verbally and physically?

2. For what does Max criticize Sam when Sam is in the kitchen?

3. What does Joey do in his uncle's defense when Max criticizes Sam?

4. Act One, scene 3 begins the morning after Teddy and Ruth have arrived; what characters have not yet met Ruth?

5. What is Teddy's response to Ruth's question about whether the family has read any of his works?

6. What does Teddy tell Max about his family life with Ruth?

7. What is Ruth's response to Teddy's urging her to pack up and go home with him?

8. When Teddy and Ruth come downstairs and surprise Max, what is the first thing he wants to know?

9. What does Max tell Teddy about Teddy and Ruth's wedding?

10. What similarity is there between Teddy and Ruth's family and Max and Jessie's family?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The subject of prostitution comes up several times during the play. Give at least two examples and explain what larger implication this subject carries.

Essay Topic 2

When Ruth first arrives at the family home, she is nearly silent. By the end of the play, she has become the dominant figure. In what specific ways has Ruth changed and what specific reasons do you think account for her change?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Teddy's acceptance of the photograph of his grandfather. Explain when the incident takes place and give two interpretations of why the playwright might have included this incident.

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