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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 financial status of the patient under discussion?
2. Who does Fatt ask to stop the talkative Voice?
3. What are the three things Florence does for the family?
4. What does Irv forbid Florence to do?
5. At what school does Benjamin first experience discrimination?
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
Hunger is a marker in the play; food and/or the lack of it comes up in at least three scenes. How do discussions about hunger and food speak to the issue of social class? What characters can you put in a class hierarchy based on dialogue about hunger and/or food? What is that hierarchy and what evidence supports your arrangement? What do you know about persistent hunger in the USA, who it affects, and what your responsibility is for ending it?
Essay Topic 3
The threat of violence is constant throughout the play. The most obvious manifestation of that violence is the "Gunman." Discuss the various manifestations of violence and the roles that violence plays in shaping the emotional and economic lives of the workers.
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