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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the hack do for a living?
2. What is Clayton's reaction to the workers' rejection of him?
3. How is the speaker introduced?
4. What do Fatt's men do to the Voice?
5. What metaphor for time does Clayton use to discourage a strike?
Essay Topic 1
Joe and Edna, and Sid and Florence experience emotional and social side effects from the economic situation the workers are facing in the play. How do these side effects manifest in their personal relationships?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The first character introduced in the play is Fatt, who is described a certain way. Discuss the symbolic meaning for this character's name and appearance in relation to the situations in the play. Compare and contrast Fatt with Joe. How do you imagine Joe to look, and why use the name Joe? Whom do these two characters stand for? Who is the protagonist? The antagonist? What evidence supports your claims?
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