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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Sam doing as Act 2, Scene 3 opens?
2. What does Leland pull from his belt?
3. What is the national hardship facing America at the time of the story?
4. Leland is a study in intolerance and ___________.
5. What is Guy doing as Act 2, Scene 4 opens?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The setting of the book is New York City in America during the height of the Great Depression. Explain how this affected people in America overall. Then drill down to explain how people in New York were affected. Why is there more opportunity for people such as Guy to live and work in Europe? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Create a brief character study of Sam. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?
Essay Topic 3
Explain the role of black women in the 1930s. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? Do they have any freedoms that 21st century women do not have?
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