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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 story takes place as America is still recovering from the Great Depression. Explain the significance of the Depression on America in general and the patrons of Nick's bar in particular. What impact did the Depression have on the choices that Nick and Joe made? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE is a classic story of living life to the fullest. What does that classification entail? Why does this play fit into this category? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Describe the overall setting for the play. Why does Saroyan use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
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