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. Why has Saul given Lee a gift?

2. Where does Austin want to learn to live?

3. Of what does Austin accuse Saul?

4. What have they neglected in Mom's house?

5. Why does Saul believe Lee's script?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Character study of Austin. Examine his journey in depth throughout the text of the play. Pay special attention to turning points and instances where he must make decisions.

Essay Topic 2

Austin is an idealist, and even in the midst of his breakdown he thinks about the people without typewriters and golf clubs. Is he experiencing twinges of yuppie guilt? Pick specific instances from the text that lead you to believe one way or another.

Essay Topic 3

Saul lost a bet, and thus Austin's story was moot and Lee's story moved forward. How does gambling factor into the lives of both brothers? Do they have different ideas of what it is to gamble? Discuss the toasters later in the play.

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