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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Doug go to school?
2. Which of the following is not a type of jam Trent recommends one send to rich people?
3. In which play by Anton Chekhov does Rick say he wants to be the lead?
4. What is Paul drinking when Dr. Fine confronts him at the brownstone?
5. Who is the publish of Poitier's autobiography This Life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the reasons that everyone in the play takes to Paul so quickly is his contention that he is Sidney Poitier's son. Write an essay about the reaction the various marks have to the thought of Poitier. What does he represent to the Kittredges? Geoffrey? Dr. Fine? Why are they so put at-ease by the thought of him?
Essay Topic 2
The story of this play is told almost entirely by the Kittredges. Write an essay detailing what you think they intend to impress upon the listener about their role in the story. How do they view themselves? Do they think that they have made mistakes in the course of events? What ultimately do they realize about themselves as they relive the events of the play?
Essay Topic 3
The very title of Guare's play indicates that it is concerned in large part with the interconnectedness of our world. Write an essay about the theme of interconnectedness. How does Paul's arrival into the Kittredges' lives draw attention to their place in society? How does this lead Ouisa to consider the six degrees? What connections create this meeting and what new connections does it create?
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