The Kentucky Cycle Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Cassius Biggs do to make money in Play Seven?

2. In Play Eight, what issue does Scotty tell Joshua the miners are upset about in the new contract with the mining company?

3. Who leaves the union meeting in Play Eight to pull the miners out of the unsafe mine?

4. In what year is Play Seven, Fire in the Hole, set?

5. To whom does Joshua give a speech in the prologue of Play Eight?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

The Rowen family's gold pocket watch is 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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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