Flyin' West 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 news does Minnie yell to stop Sophie from hurting Frank?

2. What does Sophie show Minnie when Fannie goes to bed?

3. How does Frank win Minnie over when they first meet?

4. Wil is raised by whom?

5. Sophie, Fannie, and Minnie's relationship is _________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Sophie's nature and how does this help the Dove sisters?

2. What changes are seen in Sophie from the beginning of the play to the end?

3. What is Frank's attitude in regard to Nicodemus? Why?

4. Why does Minnie hand the deed over to Sophie when she retrieves it?

5. The opening scene of Act I Scene IV has Miss Leah, Sophie, and Fannie awake, while Minnie and Frank are the last to get up. How does this indicate how each of them leads their lives?

6. Miss Leah describes city people as hiding behind something. How does this symbolize Frank?

7. Frank quickly passes Fannie and Miss Leah but stops to talk with Sophie. Why does he react so differently with the women?

8. Miss Leah is not usually one to stand silent, but when it comes to domestic abuse she says very little. Why doesn't Miss Leah say anything to Minnie even though she knows Frank is likely to hit again?

9. What does Minnie miss about Kansas and why?

10. What is Minnie's reaction when she first sees Frank dead?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose either Nicodemus, Memphis, New Orleans, or London. Compare and contrast what the civil liberties as it were in the 1890s to today's civil liberties. Is there progress? How much? What did it take to create such progress?

Essay Topic 2

Miss Leah remarks that everything they do is all for the children. How and why are children so important to Miss Leah?

Essay Topic 3

The women of Nicodemus succeed in finding the peace they are looking for. Between Sophie, Miss Leah and Fannie, each woman portrays very different types of characters. Explain how it takes more than just one of the women but all three of their persona's to work with one another to find this peace. What do each of them offer that supports the others to pursue a peaceful Nicodemus?

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