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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of Chekhov's three sister's does Elizabeth decide she wants to play first?
2. How did Dr. Fine get a good deal on his brownstone?
3. In this section, Doug tells his father that his mother says sleeping with him was like sleeping with what food?
4. What information does the Detective bring to Flan and Ouisa in this section?
5. Who is the publish of Poitier's autobiography This Life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Paul's deceptions throughout the play are met with a combination of incredulity, rage, and sadness. Write an essay about the reaction characters have to Paul's crimes, in three parts:
Part 1) What does Dr. Fine think he is achieving in offering Paul the use of his brownstone? What emotions and social attitudes does the realization of Paul's betrayal evoke in Fine?
Part 2) Why does Flan react so vehemently against Paul and never waver thereafter? What does he think Paul's motivation is in lying to them?
Part 3) Why do the parents become obsessed with discovering the truth behind Paul's deception? Why do they go as far as publishing their story in the New York Times.
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
Write an essay about the character of Paul. Focus on his objectives as a character. What does he want out of life, and why does lying his way into affluent homes and assuming a false identity help achieve it? What do the Kittredges offer him that the other families do not? Do you think that his objective reveals some psychological scar?
This section contains 395 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)