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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 does Lucius ask Mare to say at the end of scene "A" of "Betting on the Dust Commander"?
2. Who kisses Mr. Sergeant Smith's desk in scene "D" of "Greeks (or the Slugs)"?
3. In "Elements of Style" Parks suggests that form defines what, and vice versa?
4. What does Mrs. Smith ask Buffy to keep clean in scene "B" of "Greeks (or the Slugs)"?
5. In "Snail," scene "C," Molly announces her decision to not make a career out of what?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. What proposition does Lucius present in scene "B" of "Betting on the Dust Commander"? What did a woman at church criticize him for?
3. In "An Equation for Black People Onstage," what does Parks urge the reader to reconsider?
4. How are different styles of language juxtaposed in scene "B" of "Open House"?
5. What does the cockroach represent in "Snails"?
6. What issues are discussed between Molly and Charlene in "C" of "Snails"?
7. What metaphoric statement is made through repetition in "Betting on the Dust Commander"?
8. In what ways does Parks leave metaphorical interpretation to the audience in "Snails"?
9. What does Parks relate about the contemporary theatre in "Elements of Style"?
10. What objectives do Mrs. Smith and Buffy reveal in scene "B" of "Greeks (or the Slugs)"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss the dramatic structure of the Classical Greek theatre and historical references in "The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World." Where and when did the traveling electric chair originate?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the origins, history, and stylistic elements of radio dramas and analyze the character of Miss Miss in "Pickling." How many characters comprise the cast?
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