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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the state of health of Florence's mother?
2. What does Irv think of Florence?
3. What does the Voice say is growing on the family tree?
4. Where does Florence work?
5. What is one of the rewards Sam can expect for fighting in the war?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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