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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Tom promise the sailor?
2. On what does Joe become transfixed?
3. What is Kitty wearing when Act 3 opens?
4. What is the drunk looking for?
5. What noise does Kitty hear coming from another room?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is your interpretation of the play's title, THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE? Does Saroyan mean to imply that these characters are living a good life? Or is there a message he wants the reader to learn from reading about the characters? Or is it something else entirely? Support your answer with examples if possible.
Essay Topic 2
Create a brief character study on Tom. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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