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. How does Austin prepare the toast?

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

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

4. Where did the old man go to find a dentist?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do a character study of Lee. 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 decides to leave his current, fairly posh life and live in the harshness of the desert. Why can't Lee understand Austin's need? Does Lee adjust well to his new role as screenwriter? Even Mom does not think Austin could make it in the desert. Does Austin really need to go to the desert, or can he continue to live happily as he was?

Essay Topic 3

Lee is an opportunist, a hustler by instinct. Cite four specific instances in the play where Lee creates opportunities for himself throughout the text. Are these opportunities at the expense of other people?

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