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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Olga anxious to do?
2. Why is Ed hesitant to leave the apartment?
3. What does Ed need to do?
4. What does Grandpa finally do?
5. What suddenly happens?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
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?
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