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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who will stay at least through dinner?
2. What has been finalized?
3. What does Essie want Ed to do?
4. Why is Ed hesitant to leave the apartment?
5. Who is Gay Wellington?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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