True West Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the brothers realize about what Saul has told them regarding their scripts?

2. Whom does Lee want to call, though it is either too late or too early?

3. What is Lee's woman's name?

4. How is Lee typing on the typewriter?

5. Who has decided to be Lee's agent?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lee's speech has a markedly "country" dialect, a sharp contrast with Austin's clipped style of speech in the beginning. Take a look back through the dialogue and pinpoint the instance where Austin begins to speak like his brother, with a slight twang. What are the implications of this change?

Essay Topic 2

The brothers each admire a quality in each other--for Lee, he admires Austin's smarts and Ivy League education, and Austin admires Lee's adventurousness. How do these identifications contribute to their role reversals? Do the brothers really wish they were like the other? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

How do the sound effects play into the story? How do they affect each brother? Are coyotes symbolic of one brother, the other, or both? What about crickets?

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