The America Play, and Other Works Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the fighters battling for in scene "B" of "Devotees in the Garden of Love"?

2. At what theatre was Abraham Lincoln shot?

3. What does Lucy's son claim his father used to visit when he was back east in "A - Big Bang" of The America Play?

4. What word means to put to death, especially by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority?

5. Who assumed the American Presidency after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and analyze the themes, characters and actions in the short play "Third Kingdom." What is the setting of this play?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the characters of Mare and Lucius in "Betting on the Dust Commander" as well as the literary element of repetition. What is the purpose of repetition in drama?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the philosophies and techniques presented in "Possession" and "Elements of Style." What elements of form dictate content, according to the author?

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