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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What can Joe tell from looking at Kitty and Tom?
2. What does Krupp slam down on the bar?
3. In what state did Kitty grow up?
4. What noise does Kitty hear coming from another room?
5. Kitty tries to hide herself _______________ but it doesn't work.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The role of a melting pot of characters is an important element in this story. Cite three examples noting the role of this motley crew in general. Then cite three examples that showcase characteristics that these individuals share.
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
Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Nick, Joe, Tom and Kitty. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, socialization, etc.
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