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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Henry finds out that _______ is getting married. Annie says congratulations and wants to know who the girl is.
2. As Brodie turns down the volume of the television set one can hear footsteps and the clang of a _______.
3. If you use a lump of wood instead, the ball will not travel and you will end up hurting your ______.
4. Brodie stated that Henry did not help him get out of prison with the play, there were _____ other inmates that got out with him.
5. What we are trying to do is write _________ so that when we throw up an idea and give it a little knock it might travel.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The character of Brodie is an interesting one since no one in the audience sees him until the very end of the play.
Part 1: Why do you think the character of Brodie is necessary for the play?
Part 2: Do you think leaving out the character of Brodie would have been possible? Why or why not?
Part 3: Why do you think the character of Brodie isn't introduced to the play until the very end?
Essay Topic 2
Brodie's writing is noted as being less effective than Henry's writing, but art is something that is quite subjective in terms of its worth to a reader or to an audience.
Part 1: How do the characters in the play define good or bad writing?
Part 2: Why do you think Brodie's writing is seen as less effective than Henry's writing?
Part 3: How can art ever be reasonably judged by others? Or can't it?
Essay Topic 3
Henry is very attached to his art, writing, calling it sacred and deserving of respect. One's passion can often stir up these sorts of emotions in a person.
Part 1: Why do you think Henry believes his art demands so much respect?
Part 2: Do you agree that writing deserves to be respected or that it is sacred? Why or why not?
Part 3: In your life, what is most sacred to you? Why?
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