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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is the visit unexpected?
2. What is Mr. Kirby's reaction to this announcement?
3. Why does Paul descend again into the basement?
4. What is Mr. DePinna required to do?
5. What does Grandpa do to help Mr. Kirby?
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
Ed is followed by a strange man.
Part 1) Who is this man? Why is he following Ed?
Part 2) How could audience members at the time this play is written relate to this?
Part 3) What role does this man play in the chaos and humiliation of the Kirbys towards the end of the play?
Essay Topic 3
Grandpa Vanderhof is the patriarch of the family.
Part 1) What was his previous career? Why does he leave this career?
Part 2) How does this decision affect the rest of the family?
Part 3) Do you agree with his view on life? Why or why not?
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