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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Clayton exit the meeting?
2. What factors limit Dr. Barnes' employment options?
3. Why might Dr. Barnes feel guilty about the situation?
4. Why does Benjamin choose not to leave the United States?
5. What does the hack do for a living?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Color or the suggestion of color is used metaphorically throughout Scene 1. Name the colors and metaphors, and discuss the advantages of using color to discuss the situation occurring in the Scene. Are there particular emotions, beliefs, or rituals associated with the colors beyond the meanings implied by the metaphors?
Essay Topic 3
Odets uses two techniques to shift the reader back and forward in time in order to tell his story. What two techniques does he use and where in the story does he use them? What are the benefits of using these techniques? The downside? If you were re-writing the play, how would you rearrange the scenes?
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