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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 setting of Scene 6?
2. In Scene 5, what does Fatt suggest the workers do instead of complain?
3. What is the mood at the end of Scene 4?
4. What does Sid do while thinking about Florence before he sees her?
5. What makes the speaker different from other workers?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Several characters in the play mention Hollywood or the movies. In what ways do1930s Hollywood influence the characters and their lives? What other media is stressed as important and why?
Essay Topic 2
How is the language of Agate and Fatt similar or different when they attempt to persuade workers? Which approach is most effective? Less successful? Why?
Essay Topic 3
At the heart of the U.S. economy is a capitalist system which guarantees and rewards individuals and companies for the profits they make from business transactions. How well does this system work in the play? Should one aspire to wealth at any cost? Does a capitalist system necessarily require equal or fair treatment of workers? What checks and balances should exist to assure fair treatment if deemed necessary? What do capitalists like Fatt and his bosses win and lose in the 1930s.
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