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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who has come to find Tony?
2. What is Mr. DePinna required to do?
3. What is not appropriate about what Ed and Donald do?
4. Why does Penny initiate a word game?
5. What happens to Mrs. Kirby?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
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?
This section contains 333 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)