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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who has returned to get Jay and Arty?
2. Why does Grandma have no need for the money from Louie?
3. Why is Bella glad that the boys are still there?
4. How does this scene begin?
5. What does she insist upon being?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Grandma Kurnitz had shut down emotionally after the loss of two of her children.
Part 1) What is she beginning to realize about this behavior?
Part 2) How does she come to this realization?
Part 3) How does this realization affect the other family members?
Essay Topic 3
There is more intrigue at this home than Arty and Jay could ever have imagined.
Part 1) What is intriguing to the boys?
Part 2) How does this intrigue make life more bearable for the boys?
Part 3) What does the audience learn about other characters through this intrigue?
This section contains 259 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)