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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What concern does May share with George and Jerry?
2. What do May and Jerry discuss regarding George's first film effort?
3. What appears to be led by buffoons, according to Vail?
4. How does May get where she is going?
5. What overshadows May and Jerry's discontent?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jerry, May, and George are centered with their priorities intact.
Part 1) Why might this be surprising?
Part 2) What message are the playwrights sending to the audience through the behaviors of these three characters?
Part 3) How does this reinforce one of the themes of this play?
Essay Topic 2
The play takes place at the onset of talking pictures.
Part 1) How could audiences in the 1930s relate to this setting?
Part 2) Can audiences today find relevance in this setting? Why or why not?
Part 3) How does this change in movie making show the ingenuity and creativity of the characters in the play, as well as people from the time the play was written?
Essay Topic 3
The trio frequently has strokes of good luck.
Part 1) Give two examples of their good luck.
Part 2) What message does this luck send to the audience?
Part 3) Is luck how one becomes successful? Is this a typical belief? Why or why not?
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