Waiting for Lefty Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year does Scene 4 occur?

2. What is Clayton accused of doing?

3. How does the hack feel about his girl?

4. What is Clayton's reaction to the workers' rejection of him?

5. What is the state of health of Florence's mother?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Spying is argued as both honorable and despicable in two scenes in the play. How is it that the same act can be interpreted in very different, sometimes opposite ways? In this play, what gives spying its honor? In what ways is it unacceptable to some? What does deception do to the deceiver and the deceived? What are your thoughts about the decisions that Clayton and Miller made about spying?

Essay Topic 2

Money, who has it and who does not, is at the heart of this play. What are the immediate, short term, and long-term effects of the decreasing financial situation on the lives of Joe, Edna, and their family?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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