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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. To what can this squelching lead?
2. What does Grandpa finally do?
3. What is Alice's reaction to this mistake?
4. What has Paul Sycamore brought upstairs?
5. What is Grandpa doing, amid all the chaos in the room?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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