The Kentucky Cycle Test | Final Test - Hard

Robert Schenkkan
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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. What is Joshua's relationship with Lana in Play Eight?

2. Who buys the winner of the boxing match in Play Seven a beer to celebrate the victory?

3. Where does Cassius Biggs, a black man, once find the kind of liberty he never experiences in America?

4. At the end of Play Eight, who does everyone turn to look at when James Talbert reads the names of the missing miners and announces Scotty's?

5. What is wrong with Joshua at the beginning of Play Seven?

Essay Topics

Compare and contrast three of the following African American characters from The Kentucky Cycle: Sallie Biggs, Jessie Biggs, Cassius Biggs, Sureta Biggs, and Franklin Biggs. Do the African American characters face different challenges than the Caucasian characters do throughout the cycle? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Compare and contrast the characters of Michael Rowen, Patrick Rowen, and Joshua Rowen in The Kentucky Cycle. Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

Dreams are a recurring motif throughout The Kentucky Cycle. Cite three examples from the text of the use of this motif and discuss what you think it represents in each example.

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