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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is George's first act of business as the head of studio productions?
2. What does May believe will be dismal regarding George?
3. What is Vitaphone?
4. What concern does May share with George and Jerry?
5. Who does May recognize on this trip?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The characters travel by train several times.
Part 1) What are the purposes of these train rides?
Part 2) How does this frequent movement on the train reflect life in Los Angeles?
Part 3) How does the ease of traveling coast to coast and the advent of talkies reflect the changes in American life and culture?
Essay Topic 2
Lawrence Vail is distraught over his career in Los Angeles.
Part 1) What is his career?
Part 2) Why is he distraught?
Part 3) Where does he end up, due to this anxiety and unhappiness? What does this say about writers and other artists?
Essay Topic 3
The main themes of the play are about loyalty and hope.
Part 1) How are these themes timeless?
Part 2) Give two examples from the play that support these themes.
Part 3) Why are these themes significant at the time the play is written?
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