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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Mr. Kirby feel about Grandpa's philosophizing?
2. What does Ed need to do?
3. What had Penny begun for Mr. DePinna?
4. What has been finalized?
5. Who has come to find Tony?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The title of the play is significant.
Part 1) To what does "You Can't Take It With You" refer?
Part 2) Whose philosophy is this? What message are the playwrights trying to get across to the audience members?
Part 3) Why would this philosophy be important to the audience when the play opened in 1936? How is it significant today?
Essay Topic 2
Alice and Tony meet at work.
Part 1) What is Tony's job? What is Alice's job? How does this make them compatible?
Part 2) Ironically, how does Alice's career make her odd, compared to the rest of her family?
Part 3) What draws Tony to Alice's family and vice versa? What are they lacking in their own lives that makes them fond of each other's families?
Essay Topic 3
Tony and Alice are a couple.
Part 1) How serious is their relationship? How do you know this?
Part 2) What trials and tribulations do they encounter throughout the play, as a couple?
Part 3) Is their relationship likely to last? Why or why not?
Part 4) If you could see this couple in ten years, where would they be and why? Use the text to support your response.
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