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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Reba do as Adolph appears wearing the sweater Reba knitted him for Christmas?
2. What does the family do as the lights fade to black?
3. What does Joe do when Sunny makes a mistake in Yiddish?
4. What does Adolph say when Joe asks him about the news from Poland?
5. To what does Joe compare his experience that night?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Boo is in denial over several issues.
Part 1) What are these issues? Why is she unable to accept what other tell her?
Part 2) How does this denial reflect how important Judaism is in her life?
Part 3) How is the role Judaism plays in her life in conflict with the fact she is Jewish and others know she is Jewish? Why is she considered a Jew, even though she does not practice the religion?
Essay Topic 2
It is known early on that Joe is different from the rest of the characters.
Part 1) How is he different? Why is he so different?
Part 2) How is his character important in this play? Could the play exist without him? Why or why not?
Part 3) How does he influence the other characters? Why is he able to be so influential?
Essay Topic 3
Joe and Sunny have a mutual attraction.
Part 1) Why are they attracted to one another? How does their attraction make later conflicts more dramatic?
Part 2) What do others think of their mutual attraction? Do the others accept it? Why or why not?
Part 3) How do the qualities they find attractive in one another also lead to the conflict between them?
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