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 Saul and Lee decide to arrange at the end of the scene?

2. With what object does Lee almost hit Austin?

3. Where does Austin want to learn to live?

4. How phony does Austin think is Lee's script?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Austin physically assaults Lee in the end to get what he wants. While Lee threatened to assault Austin throughout the play, he never actually did. How does this represent a turning point for Austin? For the brothers' relationship? How will the play end after the lights go down? Will the brothers reconcile? Will there be a fight? Will they each survive?

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 is Lee similar to his father? Why is he so offended when Austin offers him money? What happened the last time Austin offered their father money?

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