Fences Test | 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. What was the money Gabriel received as a compensation for his injury used for?

2. When Bono tells Troy he'll be back on Monday, what does Troy say?

3. When Rose asks Gabriel if he wants breakfast, what does he say?

4. What does Rose comment when Troy says that Gabriel can come and go at the boarding house just as he could at home?

5. What is Troy's response to Cory's question about why Troy never liked him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rose tell Troy he should do when the recruiter comes?

2. When Cory answers a question about school by simply saying "yeah," what does Troy say to Cory?

3. What did Troy finish before he died?

4. During their argument about Alberta, Troy grasps Rose's arm; how does Rose get free from Troy's grasp?

5. What warning does Bono give Troy about Rose?

6. What did Gabriel receive as compensation for his injury?

7. How does Rose respond to Bono when he wonders why he stayed at his lousy first home so long?

8. Why did the hospital call Troy after Alberta's death?

9. Why does Troy say that it doesn't matter that he doesn't have a driver's license?

10. What does Rose say when Troy asks her to take care of the baby?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Troy's childhood, explaining what happened to his mother and how his father forced him to leave home. Examine what effect those childhood experiences have on his personality and his actions.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Troy's attitude toward responsibility. Explain in detail what actions Troy takes in the play based on the importance he places on acting responsibly.

Essay Topic 3

Explain how the relationship between Cory and Troy evolves from the beginning to the end of the play. Include such factors as Cory's early obedience to his father, his growing defiance, and his attitude at the end of the play.

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