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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is contrasting about the guest(s) and the Sycamores?
2. Why does Paul descend again into the basement?
3. What can the pursuit of money be?
4. What does Ed need to do?
5. What is Grandpa doing, amid all the chaos in the room?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The play is written in 1936.
Part 1) What is significant about this time period in United States' history?
Part 2) How does this play relate to this time period and audiences of 1936?
Part 3) Describe American life in 1936, based on the families in this play.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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