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 is Murray wearing as he enters Arnold's office?

2. Where does Murray place the speaker?

3. What does Nick exit the apartment holding?

4. Who calls Chuckles the Abominable Snowman in a cute suit?

5. What does Leo forget?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A Thousand Clowns has a reoccurring theme of humor. Murray uses humor and jokes quite often to help him solve his problems or reason with other people. Why do you think Murray uses humor to solve his problems? Does it work for him? Why or why not? Are there other characters in the book that use this same method of persuading people or solving problems with humor? If yes, who and what things do they do that are similar to Murray?

Essay Topic 2

Who is your favorite character in A Thousand Clowns? What elements does this character bring to the story? If this character were not in the play, how would things be different? What might remain the same if this character didn't exist?

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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