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 does Minnie want to do with her hair?

2. What news does Minnie yell to stop Sophie from hurting Frank?

3. What does Miss Leah think of James, the father of her children?

4. How does Fannie show Frank a warm welcome?

5. What is Minnie doing when Act I, Scene IV ends?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Fannie reveal to Minnie in Act 2, Scene 1 about her knowledge of physical abuse?

3. What is Sophie's opinion about domestic abuse and how does this match her personality?

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

5. What plan does Miss Leah offer Minnie and her family in Act 2, Scene 4 so they can all live in peace?

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

7. Who is Wil Parrish and what does his history say about him?

8. Wil mentions that he does not understand black-on-black crime when they have enough to deal with from white folk. Why would this not apply to Frank?

9. Frank's brothers have disowned him since their father's death. How does this explain Frank's defensive insecurities?

10. Frank is now stuck in Kansas with no money. How does this reality hit Frank, and what does this do to all the denials he has been suppressing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Wil speaks of the significance of memories, good and bad. How are memories important in what makes up a person?

Essay Topic 2

Fannie, Sophie, Miss Leah, and Wil are hard-working folks who wants nothing more than an honest living that allows them to reap the benefits for which they work. Circumstances lead them to plot and execute murder. Write about how these good people end up committing such a crime and whether or not it is justifiable.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Frank's insecurities and how it comes out throughout the play.

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