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. Who is Murray's agent?

3. Who does Leo say "even they" don't like his show anymore?

4. How does Arnold see Murray's life?

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

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.

Essay Topic 2

The protagonist in the play is Murray Burns. When a protagonist of a story doesn't quite live up to hero status, he or she is sometimes referred to as an anti-hero. Discuss the ways that Murray Burns proves to the reader that he is an anti-hero. Do these qualities make him more likable? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

How is foreshadowing used in this play? Describe and discuss specific examples of foreshadowing in A Thousand Clowns.

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