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 have the brothers stolen?

2. How did he lose his false teeth?

3. Does Austin think Lee has a good grip on reality?

4. Of what does Austin accuse Saul?

5. Where are Lee and Austin sitting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the car keys as a metaphor for the brothers' relationship. Cite specific instances from the text where the keys represent their power struggle.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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