You Can't Take It with You 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. To what does Tony admit?

2. What is Alice happily doing?

3. For what does Tony plea?

4. Why is Ed hesitant to leave the apartment?

5. Who is the Grand Duchess Olga?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Vanderhof/Sycamore family is very unique.

Part 1) How are they unique?

Part 2) Why do Alice and Tony love them? Why are they such an endearing family?

Part 3) Why might the playwrights have chosen such odd characters for this play? Use the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 2

Paul and Mr. DePinna spend a lot of time in the basement.

Part 1) Why are they in the basement?

Part 2) How does this affect the rest of the household and guests?

Part 3) How does this get them and the rest of the household into trouble?

Part 4) Why might the playwrights have created these characters? What or who do they represent in American society?

Essay Topic 3

Essie and Penny are interested in the arts.

Part 1) What art form does Essie study? In what art forms does Penny participate?

Part 2) Describe these two characters' artistic endeavors. Are they very successful? Do they take themselves and their art seriously? Do others take them seriously? Use the text to support your response.

Part 3) Why do the playwrights have the arts as an important aspect of this play? What message are they trying to convey to the audience?

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