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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Grandpa doing, amid all the chaos in the room?
2. What can the pursuit of money be?
3. What does Grandpa finally do?
4. What is Alice preparing to do?
5. What does the word game reveal?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mr. Kolenkhov brings a guest.
Part 1) Who is the guest and why has he brought her?
Part 2) Why does the author include this character in the play?
Part 3) Based on this character, what must life have been like for immigrants during the 1930s?
Essay Topic 2
Tony's parents are significant characters.
Part 1) What do they represent? How can the audience member and reader relate to them?
Part 2) Compare and contrast them to the Vanderhof/Sycamore family.
Part 3) How do the Kirbys change throughout the play? Why?
Part 4) How do you feel about this change in them? Why do you feel this way?
Essay Topic 3
Grandpa Vanderhof is the patriarch of the family.
Part 1) What was his previous career? Why does he leave this career?
Part 2) How does this decision affect the rest of the family?
Part 3) Do you agree with his view on life? Why or why not?
This section contains 305 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)