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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Jay's plan?
2. About what are Arty and Jay concerned?
3. For what is the family gathering?
4. Where has Bella been staying?
5. Who is the bravest of all Grandma Kurnitz's children?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Louie is a breath of fresh air for Arty and Jay.
Part 1) How is Louie a breath of fresh air?
Part 2) How is Louie different from the boys' father, Eddie?
Part 3) How does the interaction between the boys and Louie help the audience to understand Louie?
Essay Topic 3
Eddie loved his wife unconditionally.
Part 1) What has her death done to the family?
Part 2) How does he sacrifice himself for her?
Part 3) How does his sacrifice affect his children? What is the outcome of his sacrifice?
This section contains 983 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)