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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why must Grandma Kurnitz come upstairs to get Jay?
2. What does Bella bring up?
3. Why does Louis share this with the boys?
4. How does Grandma Kurnitz react to what Bella divulges?
5. For whom is the basketball?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Arty and Jay do not want to stay with their grandmother.
Part 1) Why?
Part 2) Why must they stay with their grandmother?
Part 3) How are they able to accept that they must stay with her?
Essay Topic 2
There is a chasm that exists between Grandma Kurnitz and Bella.
Part 1) Compare and contrast Grandma and Bella.
Part 2) How do these two characters interact with one another?
Part 3) Does this chasm ever heal? How? Why?
Essay Topic 3
The main theme of this play is survival.
Part 1) How is this the main theme?
Part 2) How do the characters survive?
Part 3) Are their ways of surviving healthy? Will the be successful in the paths they have chosen in life?
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