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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. What refers to the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events?
2. What is Charlene's name in scene "F" of "Snails"?
3. The speakers in "Third Kingdom" recall being thrown off what?
4. In "Elements of Style" Parks urges playwrights to find what in the lines of the characters?
5. To whom does Mr. Sergeant Smith address a letter in scene "C" of "Greeks (or the Slugs)"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Suzan-Lori Parks imply about African American youth in "Open House"?
2. What does Mr. Sergeant Smith write to his daughter in scene "C" of "Greeks (or the Slugs)"?
3. What issues are discussed between Molly and Charlene in "C" of "Snails"?
4. What imagery opens the play "Open House"? What characters are present?
5. What opening statement defines the essay "An Equation for Black People Onstage"? What does Parks' mean with the statement?
6. What image does Mr. Sergeant Smith project in scene "A" of "Greeks (or the Slugs)"?
7. Who are the characters and what do they reveal in the play "Third Kingdom"?
8. What does Parks relate about the contemporary theatre in "Elements of Style"?
9. What is the relationship like between the younger and older Smiths in "Greeks (or the Slugs)"? How does this relate to other plays in the collection?
10. What does the cockroach represent in "Snails"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the symbolic elements of The America Play and their relationship to one another. How does Abraham Lincoln correlate to the Great Hole of History? Why does the author choose to use this imagery?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the motif of transformation in "Third Kingdom," "Open House" and "Third Kingdom, Reprise." How do these plays relate to the theme of identity?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the relationship between Icarus and Mr. Sergeant Smith in "Greeks (or the Slugs)." In what ways are these tragic heroes similar?
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