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. What do Ed and Donald do?

2. According to Grandpa, what should not be squelched?

3. What does Donald read in the next day's paper?

4. Who is Gay Wellington?

5. How does the second act open?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Gay is an actress.

Part 1) Why has she come to the home? How does she behave while she is there?

Part 2) Why would the Sycamores let such a person into their home? How does this show the beliefs and attitudes of the Sycamores?

Part 3) What is the purpose of this character in the play?

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