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. Wil Parrish can be described as _________.

2. What does Sophie think about Wil's feelings toward Fannie?

3. How old is Miss Leah when she has her first child?

4. What does Frank hate about the U.S.?

5. What does Frank think of Minnie's hair after Miss Leah fixes it up?

Short Essay Questions

1. Frank is a mulatto, half black and half white. What does this status offer Frank in privileges and consequences?

2. At first, Sophie is adamant about convincing Minnie she needs to stop this abuse. Suddenly she stops talking and walks away. What does Minnie say to offend Sophie so much?

3. What commonality do Sophie and Frank share, but react differently to?

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

5. 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?

6. What vision does Sophie have for Nicodemus?

7. Why did Miss Leah go west?

8. What does Miss Leah continue to do with Minnie's daughter that she is most famous for?

9. What is the mood of the last scene of the play, and how is it shown?

10. Describe Nicodemus and its people. How do they feel about one another? What feelings do one from there?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Manipulation is seen time and again throughout the play. Find examples and explain how manipulation is used by everyone good and bad.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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

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