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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the Grand Duchess Olga?
2. What happens to Grandpa's Internal Revenue Service problem?
3. What does Grandpa do to help Mr. Kirby?
4. Why does Tony want to leave the firm?
5. What does Donald read in the next day's paper?
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
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 3
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?
This section contains 329 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)