A Thousand Clowns Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Murray do on the day that Leo last visited his apartment?

2. How does Nick make Leo extremely angry?

3. How does Arnold see Murray's life?

4. What does Leo give Nick?

5. Leo asks Murray to put fifteen minutes of what into the show?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A Thousand Clowns was nominated for a Tony award for Best Play in 1963. Describe what elements in the story make it a good candidate for a successful play. Why? Also discuss elements that might not be as good or desirable and why you feel this way. Would you want to see a play like this on Broadway? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Murray would be considered the protagonist in the play, A Thousand Clowns. Name at least two characters in the play that are antagonists and explain how they cause conflict. Cite specific examples from the play.

Essay Topic 3

How is the theme of selfishness shown in this play? Discuss the characters that are most affected by this theme and explain the way they are affected.

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