Scoundrel Time Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Marc Blitzstein wrote "Regina," based on Hellman's play ________.

2. Hellman explains the government saw intellectuals as ______.

3. With little money, what problem did Hammett and Hellman face?

4. What did Hammett not have in his last year of life?

5. After returning to America, where did Hellman have to work to earn money?

Short Essay Questions

1. What new information was revealed in the New York Review of Books, proving government corruption? How did the government respond?

2. How would it have been difficult for Hellman to learn about the new subpoena? How did she?

3. What was unfair about asking foreign governments to assist America in their crisis?

4. How did Hellman deal with her money problems while in D.C.? Why did she act as she did?

5. What did Rauh think would be the majority of the questions at Hellman's hearing? Why would the accusations implied in them be easy to disprove?

6. Why was Rauh able to enter Hellman's letter into evidence?

7. Why did the government need to convince the public that the progressive man was immoral?

8. How did Hellman attempt to gain the upper hand with the government? What was her letter trying to change?

9. What was Leonard Bernstein's advice to Hellman about her testimony? Why didn't Hellman need to follow it?

10. Why did Hellman have to stop writing when returning from Rome?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Hellman's need for independence and separation. Why is she this way? What or who does it affect?

Essay Topic 2

Hellman says that she still feels shocked at the events surrounding the McCarthy hearings. Discuss Hellman's "recovery" and where the aftermath of these events left her.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Hammett's role in Hellman's life and how his presence affected this experience for her. Give 2-3 examples from the book to support your statements.

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