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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Ardell specify didn't grieve over Pavlo's death?
2. What does Pavlo realize after being shot by a sniper?
3. Who is the first person to interact with Pavlo in Act 2, Part 1?
4. According to Mickey, what is Joanna planning to send to Pavlo?
5. What do Pavlo and Mickey say about Georgia?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
As the collage takes shape, we see how Pavlo joined the army in order to define himself, and we see how Pavlo ends, with a defined identity as a dead soldier. Using the platform of Rabe's anti-war sentiments that run throughout this play, explore how Rabe's choice to expose Pavlo's death so early on in the play creates an even more powerful statement against the fortunes of war.
Essay Topic 2
In the early scenes Ardell is seen to be something of a guide, showing Pavlo both the way into death and the way into himself, but in one scene he becomes a manifestation or externalization of Pavlo's inner drive to be a good soldier. This is illustrated by the way he drills Pavlo on the use of his weapon, and in later scenes, he performs similar instructional functions in similar circumstances. Identify and explain other moments during which Ardell becomes an externalization of Pavlo's inner life.
Essay Topic 3
How does the non-existence of the "wounded twice rule" function as a metaphor for the nature of Pavlo's delusional belief system? Use examples to support your answer, specifically to back up the nature of Pavlo's delusional belief system.
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