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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Elsie's last name?
2. What instrument does the Arab play?
3. What does Kitty do after looking at an old picture of herself?
4. In what state did Kitty grow up?
5. What does Tom promise the sailor?
Essay Topic 1
The marble machine almost becomes a character in the book because it plays such an important role in the story. Explain how an inanimate object can be a character in a story and how the marble machine "interacted" with the "other" characters. Cite three examples to support your claim.
Essay Topic 2
THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE is set in 1939--following the Great Depression in America and before the start of World War II. What impact did these two major events have on Saroyan? What impact did they have on his work, especially THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE. Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Alcohol seems to be an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the abuse? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? How does it affect the abusers? How does it affect those impacted by the abusers? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.
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