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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Gay Wellington?
2. What has been finalized?
3. How does Grandpa's help change Mr. Kirby?
4. How does Mr. Kirby feel about Grandpa's philosophizing?
5. What does the doorbell bring?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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?
This section contains 244 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)