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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Kitty putting in her hair?
2. What noise does Kitty hear coming from another room?
3. Which of the following is not one of the topics Kit Carson expounds on?
4. What does the Arab tell Krupp when he wants to quit the police force?
5. What instrument does the Arab play?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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 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
Create a brief character study on Nick. 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?
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