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. In what does Tony remain undaunted?

2. What does Tony decide to do?

3. What does the family have for the guest(s)?

4. Of what does Grandpa remind Mr. Kirby?

5. Why is Ed hesitant to leave the apartment?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mr. and Mrs. Kirby are Tony's parents.

Part 1) Describe Mr. and Mrs. Kirby.

Part 2) How do they react to Alice's family?

Part 3) How does the commotion and chaos taking place as they enter affect their reaction? What is the purpose of all of this going on as the Kirbys arrive? How does this affect the audience?

Part 4) How do the Kirbys change by the end of the play? Why do the playwrights have them change? How does this express their views of family dynamics and the acceptance of others?

Essay Topic 2

The play takes place in Grandpa Vanderhof's livingroom.

Part 1) How does the play open?

Part 2) How does the audience or reader learn about each character? Is this an effective introduction to each character? Why or why not?

Part 3) Why might the playwrights have introduced them in this way?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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