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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is true?
2. Who is Tony trying to convince not to leave?
3. Why has Kolenkhov brought her to the Sycamore house?
4. How does Mr. Kirby react when Tony tells him he plans to leave the family firm?
5. What does Essie want Ed to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Grandpa Vanderhof returns from a commencement ceremony.
Part 1) Where was the commencement ceremony? Why does he go to this ceremony?
Part 2) Why might commencement ceremonies be meaningful to Grandpa?
Part 3) What is something meaningful in your own life? Compare and contrast it to Grandpa's interest in commencement ceremonies.
Essay Topic 3
The play takes place in Grandpa Vanderhof's livingroom.
Part 1) How does the play open?
Part 2) How does the audience or reader learn about each character? Is this an effective introduction to each character? Why or why not?
Part 3) Why might the playwrights have introduced them in this way?
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