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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says, "you trying to kill yourself?" at the end of Act I?

2. Who suggests Fletcher should be brought in to help with the break in?

3. Why does Teach finally agree to have Fletcher help with the break in?

4. What time is Teach supposed to arrive back at Don's shop that night?

5. How much does Don sell a buffalo nickel for?

Short Essay Questions

1. What new information does Bob tell Don after he returns with breakfast?

2. What does Teach mention about Bob that makes Don angry after he's given Bob fifty dollars?

3. Why is Don so upset that Fletcher has not arrived in the evening?

4. What does Don want to steal from the coin collector?

5. Why does Teach object to Don eating yogurt for breakfast?

6. Describe events that lead up to Don hitting Teach.

7. What is the importance of time in Act II?

8. How does the issue of Fletcher's whereabouts finally get resolved?

9. What is the biggest problem that Don seems to be facing in the planning of the robbery?

10. What new information about Fletcher comes out when Teach and Don argue about how to crack the combination of the safe?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Identify the problems between Teach and Don. What intensifies their anger and causes them to lash out at each other?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Bob as a character who ultimately brings out the best in Don. How has Bob shown kindness toward Don? What does Don say to Bob at the end of the play that reflects the best side of his nature?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the importance of Teach's watch as a symbol of his lack of dependability. Why does he say he lost it and then later that he hocked it?

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