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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is contrasting about the guest(s) and the Sycamores?
2. What do Ed and Donald do?
3. Who is Tony trying to convince not to leave?
4. What is Gay interested in?
5. What happens to Mrs. Kirby?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mr. Henderson is an unexpected guest to the home.
Part 1) Who is he? Why is he there?
Part 2) How does Grandpa react to Mr. Henderson's arrival? What is the outcome of this situation?
Part 3) How can both audiences of 1936 and audiences of today relate to this encounter? Would many agree or disagree with Grandpa? Why or why not?
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
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?
This section contains 336 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)