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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What has Grand Duchess Olga done for the family?
2. What is Olga anxious to do?
3. What is Grandpa doing, amid all the chaos in the room?
4. Why does this surprise turn of events occur?
5. What suddenly happens?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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