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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is the hack taking his girl?
2. What makes Clayton notorious?
3. What lesson does Benjamin learn about theory versus life experience?
4. Who is the first person to speak in Scene 5?
5. What is the speaker's attitude toward Fatt?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
A popular song asks what war is good for. War seems to be on everyone's mind and has touched many of the characters. The characters also seem to have a range of opinions about war. What seems to be the predominant attitude of characters in the play and why? Whose attitudes seem most in alignment with each other and whose attitudes differ the most? What are the primary benefits of war to the characters and why? What about the detriments?
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