ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller

ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller

Bagrut Questions

מועד ב- 2016

Answer questions 9-13.

9. At the end of Act I, Kate says, “Be smart now, Joe… Be smart.” She says this because (–).     (5 points)

(i) Chris wants to marry Ann

(ii) George is coming to see them

(iii) the neighbors are asking questions

(iv) Steve is getting out of jail 

10. In Act II, Kate tells Chris that Ann “doesn’t belong here.” Why does Kate say this?    (5 points)

ANSWER: …………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………..

11. Do you think Kate should also be held responsible for Joe’s crime? Discuss. Give information from the play to support your answer.    (10 points)

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12. Why is George an important character in the play? Give information from the play to support your answer. (10 points)

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13. For this question, choose ONE of the thinking skills from the Appendix on page 15 OR any thinking skill studied in class. Use this thinking skill when answering the question. (10 points for the content of the answer, 5 points for the correct use of the thinking skill)

Jim says to Kate at the beginning of Act III, “In a peculiar way, Frank is right — every man does have a star. The star of one’s honesty. And you spend your life groping for it, but once it’s out it never lights again.” Explain what he means by this in relation to Chris. Give information from the play to support your answer. (15 points)
Thinking skill I chose: …………………………………………………………………. 

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APPENDIX TO PARTS I and II Thinking Skills

  • • Comparing and contrasting
  • • Distinguishing different perspectives
  • • Explaining cause and effect
  • • Uncovering motives
  • • Inferring
  • • Explaining patterns

ANSWER KEY

9. (ii) George is coming to see them

10. Kate says that Ann does not belong there because she believes Larry is alive and Ann should be waiting for his return. She understands that Ann has come to marry Chris and therefore wants Ann to leave.

11 .Kate holds some of the responsibility because she has known all along that Joe is guilty. She warns Joe to stop pretending there is a jail in the house and to “be smart” when George arrives. She allows Joe to hide his guilt and put the blame on their neighbor and friend, Steve.

12 .George is an important character because his arrival is a turning point in the play. When George arrives, the truth comes out and we learn that Joe was not really sick the night Steve sent out the cracked cylinder heads. Therefore, we understand through George, and for the first time that Joe was responsible for the death of the 40 pilots.

13. Thinking Skill: Inferring

We can infer that Jim understands Chris better than anyone else due to their friendship. He explains to Kate that Chris is a moral and honest person, and that when Chris realized that everything he had believed was a lie, he had no choice but to leave his house. Jim explains to Kate that everything Chris has believed in and trusted was a lie. Jim explains that Chris needs to go away to figure out how to live his life.


קיץ 2016 – מועד א

C. ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller Answer questions 9-13.
9. In Act II, Joe says to George that when Steve gets out of prison, he wants to (–). (5 points)
(i) make Steve a partner

(ii) give Steve a job


(iii) tell Steve to move away

(iv) give Steve money

10. At the end of Act II, Keller said he sent out the cracked cylinder heads because (–). (5 points)
(i) Steve said they were fine


(ii) he was sure they would hold up


(iii) he knew Larry wasn’t flying a P40


(iv) he didn’t want to lose the army contract

11. Even though Larry does not appear on stage, he influences the other characters in the play. Explain this statement in relation to EITHER Joe Keller OR Kate. Give information from the play to support your answer. (10 points)

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12. At the end of Act II, Chris learns that his father is to blame for the planes that crashed and so he leaves home. In Act III he comes back. Why is his decision to come back a turning point for Chris? Give information from the play to support your answer. (10 points)

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13. For this question, choose ONE of the thinking skills from the Appendix on page 15 OR any thinking skill studied in class. Use this thinking skill when answering the question. (10 points for the content of the answer, 5 points for the correct use of the thinking skill)

Family is a central theme in the play. Discuss this theme in relation to the following two couples, Jim and Sue AND Frank and Lydia. Give information from the play to support your answer. (15 points)

Thinking skill I chose: ………………………………………………………………….

ANSWER: …………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. . ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

ANSWER KEY

9. ii) give Steve a job

10. iv) he didn􏰂’t wan􏰂t to lose ar􏰃my co􏰂tract

11. Larry, the Kellers missing son, influences the other characters greatly. Kate the worrying mother is completely haunted by his absence. she interprets everything that happens as if Larry is still alive. Omen the apple tree which was planted in Larrys memory and broke down during the storm. She became superstitions asking Frank to make a horoscope, in order to find out whether Larry went missing on his favorable day. Finally disapproving of Chris and Anns relationship because she still considers her as Larrys girl. in her view, Larry is coming back therefore their union is unacceptable. Kate refuses to believe Larry is dead since it may force her to admit her husband guilt.

12. Before Chris left at the end of act 2, it was obviece that as an idealist, he expected his father to turn himself in. However, when he returned in act 3, this was a turning point for him since hes now had a more realistic, practical point of view. He no longer seeked his parents approval for his relationship with Ann, he decided to quit the plant, move out and start a new life with Ann far away from home having his past behind.

13. Comparing and contrasting
On the one hand , the Baylis, Jim and Sue achieve the American dream. Jim works as a doctor, despite the fact that he wants to do research. his wife has a more materialistic approach, and she pushes her husband to make more money, even at the expense of fulfilling his dreams. Jim seems to be a dissatisfied man in his family life. on the other hand, Frank and Lydia are less sophisticated then the previous couple, but they seem to be happier. They have 3 children they own a house, and they have achieved all that before th age of 30. Frank is a spirited man while Jim and Sue are more cynical. Frank and Lydia started a family instead of joining the war.

 


חורף 2016

B. ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller Answer questions 5-9.

5. Chris says, “I don’t want him [Steve] in the plant, so that’s that!” Why doesn’t Chris want to have any connection to Steve? (5 points)
Because Chris (–).
(i) is afraid that Steve will reopen the case

(ii) believes that Steve is guilty of the crime

(iii) thinks that Steve is a little man
(iv) wants to run the business by himself

6. According to Kate, why isn’t Ann married? (5 points)

ANSWER: …………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

7. The neighbors play important roles in “All My Sons”. Explain the importance of Jim OR Sue. Give information from the play to support your answer. (10 points)

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8. At the beginning of Act II, while waiting for George to arrive, Kate says, “We’re dumb, Chris. Dad and I are stupid people. We don’t know anything.” Is this true about Kate? Explain. Give information from the play to support your answer. (10 points)

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9. For this question, choose ONE of the thinking skills from the Appendix on page 15 OR any thinking skill studied in class. Use this thinking skill when answering the question. (10 points for the content of the answer, 5 points for the correct use of the thinking skill)

In Act II, Sue says to Ann, “…you’re the female version of him [Chris].” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give information from the play to support your answer. (15 points)

Thinking skill I chose: …………………………………………………………………….

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ANSWER KEY

5. (ii) believes that Steve is guilty of the crime

6. Kate is certain that Larry is alive. Therefore, she believes that Ann is clearly waiting for Larry and thus has not married anyone else.

7. Kate is certain that Larry is alive. Therefore, she believes that Ann is clearly waiting for Larry and thus has not married anyone else.

8. Although Kate claims to be stupid, she and her husband Joe are not. They know all along the truth about Joe’s behavior and realize that one day the truth will be disclosed if they are not careful. Throughout the play Kate warns Joe to be smart. She reminds Joe that their innocence depends on their smart behavior and careful actions. This is why they are so kind to George and suggest he move back to the neighborhood.

9. Thinking Skill:Comparing and Contrasting

Both Ann and Chris are highly- principled individuals. They both believe that the truth is more important than anything else. Chris describes his relationship with his soldiers and how he admired their dedication. Ann refuses to speak to her father once he is charged with the murder of the pilots. Both characters can be compared to each other as truthful people who behave similarly whereby truth overrides even family-ties.

 


אנגלית, ספרות, קיץ תשע”ה, מועד ב

C. ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller Answer questions 9-13.

9. In Act I Mother says to Ann, “As long as you’re here, Annie, I want to ask you never to say that again.” What did Ann say? (5 points)

(i) She wants Chris to move away from the family. 

(ii) Larry might have flown a plane with cracked cylinder heads.

(iii) She believes that Larry is living on an island somewhere.

(iv)  Everyone should forgive her father for what he did.

 

10. In Act III we learn that Dr. Jim Bayliss made a compromise in his life that makes him unhappy. What was that compromise? (5 points)

(i) He agreed to move next door to the Kellers.

(ii) He decided to stop doing medical research.

(iii) He stopped being friends with Chris. 

(iv) He helped Joe send Steve to jail.

 

11. When George arrives at the Keller home in Act II, Kate calls him “Georgie”. She also says, “You don’t hate us, George, I know you, you can’t fool me, I diapered you.” What is Kate trying to achieve by talking this way to George? Explain. (10 points)
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12. In Act III Ann reveals Larry’s letter to the Kellers. This is a turning point in the play. Explain why. (10 points)
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13. For this question, choose ONE of the thinking skills from the Appendix on page 15 OR any thinking skill studied in class. Use this thinking skill when answering the question. (10 points for the content of the answer, 5 points for the correct use of the thinking skill)

In Act I Joe Keller explains Steve’s decision to send out the cylinder heads. He says, “The man was a fool, but don’t make a murderer out of him.” Why do you think that Joe makes excuses for Steve? Give information from the play to support your answer.

Thinking skill I chose: ………………………………………………………………….

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2015 אנגלית, ספרות, קיץ תשע”ה

C. ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller Answer questions 9-13.

9. At the beginning of the play, how does Ann feel about her father? (i) She is sorry for him. (5 points)
(ii) She respects his opinion.
(iii) She blames him for the crime.

(iv) She is afraid of him.

10. Why does George come to see the Kellers? 

ANSWER: …………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. . ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

11. Sue says to Ann, “I resent living next door to the Holy Family.” What does she mean by this? Give information from the play to support your answer. (10 points)

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12. Explain the TWO different ways that people relate to the connection between war and money in the play? Give information from the play to support your answer.  (10 points)

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13. For this question, choose ONE of the thinking skills from the Appendix on page 15 OR any thinking skill studied in class. Use this thinking skill when answering the question. (10 points for the content of the answer, 5 points for the correct use of the thinking skill)

Chris says, “This is the land of the great big dogs, you don’t love a man here, you eat him!” What does this quote tell us about how Chris has changed during the play? Give information from the play to support your answer.

Thinking skill I chose: ………………………………………………………………….

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2015 אנגלית, ספרות, חורף תשע”ה

C. ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller
Answer questions 11-14 and either question 15 OR question 16.

11. Why is it important for Frank to prove that November 25th was a favorable day for Larry? It was the day (–). (5 points)

(i) he was going to marry Ann

(ii) he was born

(iii) he was reported missing

(iv) he joined the army

 

12. At the beginning of Act III, Jim says to Mother, “Don’t be afraid,

Kate, I know. I’ve always known.” Jim has always known that (–). (5 points)

(i) Chris wants to marry Ann

(ii) Larry died in the war

(iii) Joe is guilty of the crime

(iv) Kate dreams about Larry

 

13. In Act I, Chris says to Joe, “You have such a talent for ignoring things.” Joe answers, “I ignore what I gotta ignore.” Why does Joe need to ignore things? Give information from the play to support your answer.

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14. What is the conflict between the Deever and Keller families in the play? Give information from the play to support your answer. (10 points)

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15. For this question, choose ONE of the thinking skills from the Appendix on page 15 OR any thinking skill studied in class. Use this thinking skill when answering the question. (10 points for the content of the answer, 5 points for the correct use of the thinking skill)

Each female character in the play has an important role. Choose ONE of the following characters and discuss her role: Kate, Ann, Sue. Give information from the play to support your answer. (15 points)

Thinking skill I chose: ……………………………………………………………………

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OR:

16.

a. At the end of Act I, Kate says, “Be smart now, Joe. The boy is coming. Be smart.” What can we infer from this quote? Give information from the play to support your answer. (8 points)
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b. How does the phone call from George at the end of Act I influence

Keller’s behavior towards Chris? Give information from the play to support your answer. (7 points)
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חורף תשע”ד, 2014

C. ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller
Answer questions 11-13 and either question 14 OR question 15.

11. At the beginning of the play, Kate says, “… everything decided to happen at the same time.” Which of the following happened? (5 points)

(i) Steve got out of jail.
(ii) Jim went to New Orleans.
(iii) Larry’s tree blew down.

(iv) Joe sold the business.

12. Ann has come to visit because she wants (–). (5 points)

(i) to see her father

(ii) to move back into her old house

(iii) to find out the truth about Larry

(iv) to marry Chris

 

13. Before George arrives, Joe says to Ann, “… why should he [George] knock himself out in New York with that cut-throat competition, when I got so many friends here; I’m very friendly with some big lawyers in town.”  (10 points)

Why did Joe say this? Give information from the play to support your answer.

ANSWER: ……………………………………………………………………………………. .. …………………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

14. a. After George arrives, Mother says, “Honest to God, it breaks my heart to see what happened to all the children.”

Relate this quote to at least ONE of the following characters: Chris, George or Ann. Give information from the play to support your answer. (10 points)

NOTE: For this question use ONE of the thinking skills from the Appendix )נספח( on page 15.

Thinking skill I chose: …………………………………………………………….

ANSWER: ……………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… . …………………………………………………………………………………………….

b. Explain why you chose that particular thinking skill to answer question 14a. Your answer must refer specifically to the text. (5 points)

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OR:

15. a. Compare and contrast Joe’s view of Chris with Joe’s view of Larry. (7 points)

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b. How is Joe mistaken in his view of either Larry or Chris? Give information from the play to support your answer. (8 points)
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ANSWER KEY

11. iii) Larry’s tree blew down.

12. (iv) to marry Chris

13. Joe is worried that George is coming to reopen the case against him for sending the damaged cylinder heads, and he wants to stop him from doing it by helping him find a job.

14.a. Explaining cause and effect.

ANSWER: Chris has not been able to get on with his life since the war. He still lives at home with his parents. He has been able to recover from his war experience. He still suffers from physical and emotional wounds. He cannot forget the soldiers who died and feels guilty about enjoying the life he has. He has not married but has been waiting all the time for Ann. 

b. I used the skill of explaining cause and effect to show that the war was the cause of the problems in the lives of Chris/Ann/George. 

15. a. Joe believed that Larry was practical, and that he understood the importance of money and the business. On the other hand, Joe’s opinion of Chris is that he is too idealistic. 

b. We can see how Joe misjudged Larry when we learn that in fact Larry killed himself when he heard about the sale of the damaged cylinder heads to the army. He couldn’t live with the fact that his father was ready to sacrifice others in order to keep his business. We can see how Joe misjudged Chris, when at the end of the play, Chris is ready to compromise and not make Joe go to jail to pay for his crime.  


קיץ תשע”ד, 2014

B. ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller

Answer questions 6-9 and either question 10 OR question 11.

6. The tree is important for the play because (–). (5 points)

(i) it was planted in Larry’s memory 

(ii) it had been in the yard for years

(iii) it was planted by Chris

(iv) Kate asked her family to plant it

7. Why has Ann come to visit the Kellers? (5 points)

 

8. In Act I, Chris says to his parents,”… We’re like at a railroad station waiting for a train that never comes in.”
What does Chris mean by this? Give information from the play about TWO characters to support your answer. (10 points)

9. How do Chris’s values change from the beginning to the end of the play? Give information from the play to support your answer. (10 points)
10. For this question use ONE of the thinking skills from the Appendix on page 8 OR any thinking skill studied in class. Write the thinking skill you chose and then answer the question. (10 points for the content of the answer, 5 points for the correct use of the thinking skill) 
Money is a central theme in the play. Discuss this theme as it relates to ONE of the following characters: Joe, Sue, Jim. Give information from the play to

support your answer. (15 points)

OR:

11. a.

In Act I, Kate says, “There’s no jail here! I want you to stop that jail business!”.
Why doesn’t Kate want Joe to talk about jail? Give information from the play to support your answer. (7 points)

b. “Kid, walkin’ down the street that day I was guilty as hell. Except
I wasn’t, and there was a court paper in my pocket to prove I wasn’t…”.
What can we infer about Joe from this behavior? Give information from the play to support your answer. (8 points)

ANSWER KEY

6. (i) it was planted in Larry’s memory 

7. She wants to marry Chris.

8. He means that all of the characters have not moved forward with their lives because they are waiting for Larry, but Larry will never come home. Chris believes that Larry is dead, but Kate won’t admit this, and won’t let Chris marry Ann. Ann wants to marry Chris as well, but can’t until Kate accepts Larry’s death. 

9. At the beginning of the play, Chris is still an idealist and thinks that people should be better in order to deserve the sacrifice made by others during the war. He still thinks that his father is someone to admire because he believes that he is innocent of the crime he was accused of. At the end of the play, after Chris finds out the truth about both Joe and Larry, Chris says of himself that he has become practical. He believes less in people. He would rather leave and not face Joe than make Joe go to jail. 

10. Explaining cause and effect

Because money is the most important value for Joe, it has caused him to break the law with terrible results. Throughout the play we see that he will do anything to save his business and the money that it brings to him and his family. He is willing to ship out defective cylinder heads, bring about the deaths of 21 pilots, lie about it and even let his partner, Steve, go to jail for the crime. The effect on him is that he loses the respect of his family and in the end commits suicide. 

11. a. Kate doesn’t want Joe to talk abut jail because she knows he is guilty of selling defective parts and managed to get out of jail, while Steve, his partner, is still paying for their crime. She does not want people to be reminded of the crime because she is afraid someone, like George, may reopen the case.

b. We can infer that Joe is not an honest, moral person. He is a person who can lie to himself and pretend the case of the cylinder heads had nothing to do with him. He thinks that if he talks about the court paper people will believe he is innocent. 


מועד ב תשע”ד, 2014

C. ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller
Answer questions 11-14 and either question 15 OR question 16.

11. Name ONE thing Kate does to make George feel at home when he comes to visit. (5 points)

 

12. How has George’s attitude towards the Kellers changed since he visited his father? (5 points)

13. Jim: “I’ve only met you, Ann, but if I may offer you a piece of advice – When you marry, never – even in your mind – never count your husband’s money.”
What can we understand about Jim’s relationship with his wife Sue from the above quote? Give information from the play to support your answer. (10 points)

 

14. Jim: “Frank is right – every man does have a star. The star of one’s honesty… He probably just wanted to be alone to watch his star go out.”
Mother: “Just as long as he comes back.”

Jim: “I wish he wouldn’t.”

Why does Jim wish Chris wouldn’t come back? Give information from the play to support your answer.  (10 points)

15. For this question, use ONE of the thinking skills from the Appendix on page 8 OR any thinking skill studied in class. Write the thinking skill you chose and then answer the question. (10 points for the content of the answer, 5 points for the correct use of the thinking skill)

In Act I Kate says “it was too soon to plant a tree for him [Larry].”
Why do Kate and Chris disagree about this? Give information from the play to support your answer.  (15 points)

OR:

 

16. a. At the end of Act II Chris says to Keller: “I was dying every day and you [Joe] were killing my boys and you did it for me?” What does Chris want his father to understand? (7 points) 

b. When Chris realizes that his father has committed suicide, he says “Mother, I didn’t mean to –” Mother answers, “Don’t dear. Don’t take it on yourself. Forget now. Live.”

How has Kate’s perspective changed at the end of the play? Give information from the play to support your answer. (8 points)

ANSWER KEY

11. She calls him Georgie. // She makes grape juice for him (as she did when he was a boy). // She reminds him how the whole neighborhood came to help

when he was born.

12. He blames them for the fact that his father is in jail / for putting the blame for the cylinder crime on his father. // He believes Keller is guilty of the crime. He believes the Kellers destroyed his family. // He doesn’t want his sister to marry Chris.

13. The problem with Jim’s relationship with Sue is their different views on the importance of money. Jim would like to do research, even though it doesn’t pay well, on order to help others / humanity. Sue, on the other hand, feels that Jim must make money for her even if he is unhappy because she supported him when he was studying.

14. Jim has always admired Chris, because he had ideals. The fact that Chris is willing to compromise his ideals and come back to the Keller house disappoints Jim. Chris thought that people should be better out of respect for the soldiers who died during WWII. When Chris finds out that Keller is guilty of shipping damaged cylinder heads to the army, he thinks his father should go to jail. But when he realizes that his wouldn’t change anything, he is ready to compromise his ideals.

 

15. Comparing and contrasting
We can compare how Kate and Chris relate to the tree. Kate is not ready to accept the fact that Larry is dead. His body was never found, and so there
is no actual proof. Since the tree is meant to be a memorial for Larry, Kate sees it as accepting his death. Chris, on the other hand, believes that Larry
is dead, and since he wants to get on with his life – to marry Annie – he thinks that planting a tree in memory of Larry was the right thing to do. 

16. a. Chris wants Keller to understand that there are things that are more important than money and even family. Keller wasn’t able to see beyond the needs of his own family. Even though Chris didn’t serve in the air force, and his soldiers were not pilots, to Chris all of the soldiers who fought were equal.

b. As long as Kate could believe tha Larry might still be alive, she tried to keep Chris from going on with his life. She also couldn’t face the fact that Larry was dead because, as she said, if Larry were dead that meant that Keller killed him. After Annie shows them Larry’s letter, and Keller kills himself, she can no longer save Keller and so wants Chris to put the past behind him and go on living. 


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11. George says about Steve, “He’s like that now. He’d like to take every man who made money in the war and put him up against a wall.” How has Steve changed? (5 points)

    1. (i) He now understands what they did wrong during the war.
    2. (ii) He knows that he shouldn’t blame Keller.
    3. (iii) He is sorry he didn’t make more money during the war.
    4. (iv) He wants to go back to work in the factory.

12. Joe Keller says that Steve Deever is “a little man.” Give ONE example that Joe gives to prove this. (5 points)

ANSWER: …………………………………………………………………………………….

13. Kate says about George: “All these years he never even sent a postcard to Steve… Suddenly he takes an airplane from New York to see him.” What is she worried about? (10 points)
ANSWER: ……………………………………………………………………………………. .. …………………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

14. a.

Chris: “Tell me, George. What happened? The court record was good enough for you all these years, why isn’t it good now? Why did you believe it all these years?”
George: “Because you believed it… That’s the truth, Chris.” What does the above quote tell us about the relationship between Chris and George? (10 points) 
NOTE: For this question use ONE of the thinking skills from the Appendix on page 15.
Thinking skill I chose: …………………………………………………………….

ANSWER: ……………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… . …………………………………………………………………………………………….

b.Explain why you chose that particular thinking skill to answer question 14a. Your answer must refer specifically to the text. (5 points)

ANSWER: ……………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

15. Keller: “A daughter is a daughter, and a father is a father.”

a. What does Keller mean by this? (7 points)
ANSWER: ……………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………

b. Compare this view to that of George and Ann towards their father, Steve. (8 points)
ANSWER: ……………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

ANSWER KEY

11. (i) He now understands what they did wrong during the war.

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Suggested length: 80-100 words.

21. ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller
When the play All My Sons first opened after World War II in 1947, Americans admired the returning soldiers as heroes. There were also feelings of anger towards the civilian businessmen who had profited from the war effort. The businessmen themselves had deep feelings of guilt, especially the ones whose sons had fought and died during the war.

Make a connection between the above description and the play. Give information from the play to support your answer.

ANSWER KEY

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C. ALL MY SONS / Arthur Miller
Answer questions 11-13 and either question 14 OR question 15.

11. In Act I Chris says to Keller, “We’ve made a terrible mistake with Mother” because he thinks that (–).  (5 points)

  1. i) they shouldn’t have planted the tree in the yard
  2. ii) they shouldn’t have let her talk to the neighbors
  3. iii) they shouldn’t have let her believe Larry is alive
  4. iv) they shouldn’t have let her think Steve was guilty

12. “Keller: Say, I ain’t got time to get sick.
Mother: He hasn’t been laid up in fifteen years.
Keller: Except my flu during the war.
Mother: Huhh?” (5 points)
What effect does this dialogue have on George?
ANSWER: ……………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

13. At the beginning of Act II Sue complains to Ann about Chris’s “phoney idealism”. What does she mean by this? Support your answer with information from the play. (10 points)
ANSWER: ……………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

14. In Act I Keller says to Chris, “I want a new sign over the plant – Christopher Keller, Incorporated.” Chris answers, “J.O. Keller is good enough.”
Why doesn’t Chris want his name on the business? Support your answer with information from the play.  (10 points)

NOTE: For this question use ONE of the thinking skills from the Appendix on page 15.

Thinking skill I chose: ……………………………………………………………………

ANSWER: ……………………………………………………………………………………..

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

b. Explain why you chose that particular thinking skill to answer question 14a.

Your answer must refer specifically to the text. (5 points)

ANSWER: ……………………………………………………………………………………..

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. (5 points)

OR:
15. In Act III Keller says to Mother: “I’m askin’ you. What am I, a stranger?

I thought I had a family here. What happened to my family?”  (7 points)

a. Why does Joe feel this way?

ANSWER: ……………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

b. Compare and contrast Joe’s view of family before and after he hears the contents of Larry’s letter. Support your answer with information from the play. (8 points)
ANSWER: ……………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

ANSWER KEY

11. iii) they shouldn’t have let her believe Larry is alive

12. ANSWER: This dialogue makes George realize that Keller was lying when he said that he was sick on the day the cracked cylinder heads were shipped and so is guilty of killing the 21 pilots.

13. ANSWER: Sue means that Chris is idealistic when it comes to other people, but not when it comes to himself. For example, he tells Jim not to think about money and to do medical research because that is what he loves, while Chris himself is working in his father’s business for the money even though he knows the business is “dirty”.

14. a.

Thinking skill I chose: Inferring

Chris suspects that his father is guilty and doesn’t want to be public.l.y…c..o..n..n..e..c.t.e..d…t.o…a…b..u..s.i..n..e.s..s..t.h..a..t..c..a..u..s..e..d..t..h..e..d..e..a..t.h…o..f..2..1…p..i.l.o..t.s…C…h..r..i.s..t.e..l.l.s Ann that he felt ashamed to use the money from his father’s business.

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