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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who portrays Chuckles the Chipmunk?
2. What is Leo's last name?
3. What is hanging from the window molding?
4. What name does Nick choose for himself in Act 3, Part 1?
5. How long did Child Welfare tell Arnold that Murray has to prove that he's stable enough to be Nick's guardian?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1By the end of Act 1 in the play, Sandra and Murray have become quite close. Why do you think they "hit it off" so easily? What qualities in Murray do you think Sandra is attracted to? What qualities in Sandra would benefit Murray in a relationship? Is this a relationship that can last? Why or why not? How do you think a relationship between Sandra and Murray would affect Nick? Would it be good or bad for Nick?
Essay Topic 2The Child Welfare agent, Albert, comes across as stuffy in the play. He takes his job seriously and doesn't really look for the good in some people. Why do you think Albert's nature is important in the play, A Thousand Clowns? Explain your reasoning and how you think the play would have been different if Albert had been more like Sandra.
Essay Topic 3Herb Gardner does a fine job of developing the character of Murray Burns. Describe in detail the characterization of Murray Burns from the start of the play to the end of the play. Make sure to include details about Murray's physical characteristics, his actions, his reactions, and even perhaps what his thoughts may be. Include specific examples from the play.
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