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. Who does Fatt ask to stop the talkative Voice?

2. What do Fatt's men do to the Voice?

3. What does Sid need to satisfy Irv?

4. Why is the hack judged so harshly by his girl's family?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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?

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