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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Joe want to get a car?
2. What does Nick give Kit for helping out in the kitchen?
3. What does Krupp slam down on the bar?
4. Where did Kitty get the dress she is wearing?
5. In what room of the hotel does Act 3 take place?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The theme of evolution of character is an important one in this story. Describe how it extends through setting, character and issues and provide examples for each.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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