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Waiting for Lefty Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Joe call a Wop?



2. In what war do 12 million men die?



3. What does Fatt do after Joe comes forward?



4. What is Fayette's attitude about death and war?



5. What does Edna threaten to do if Joe does not change his behavior?



Short Essay Questions

1. Is Fayette's decision to fire Miller for refusing to spy on his supervisor morally right or wrong?



2. How does Odets forewarn the audience of Lefty's death?



3. Why is Dr. Barnes angry?



4. What does Agate's dialogue about the union button imply?



5. Is Miller's use of violence against Fayette an acceptable response to being fired?



6. Who speaks for the workers?



7. Is Fatt respected by the workers?



8. How are Scenes 1 and 2 related?



9. Besides going to bed hungry, how else are the children affected by Joe and Edna's financial situation?



10. How does Agate's approach to the workers compare with that of Clayton the spy's approach in Scene 5?



Essay Topics

In spite of the anger, violence, deception, and other stressors, Odets manages to write love into the play. Think about the relationships depicted in the play. Who are the characters in the love relationships and what kind are they? What responsibilities to each other do they have? How are the relationships influenced by others? Which relationship is the most romantic and how is that romance shown? What are your thoughts about the couple's decision to delay sex until marriage?

The threat of violence is constant throughout the play. The most obvious manifestation of that violence is the "Gunman." Discuss the various manifestations of violence and the roles that violence plays in shaping the emotional and economic lives of the workers.

The contributions of extended family members are critical to the survival of Florence and Sid's families. How would Florence's family change had she ignored Irv's insistence that she not get married? What are your thoughts about Florence's rights to her own life?

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