Funnyhouse of a Negro Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Adrienne Kennedy
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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. The African-American man reappears in the scene with the Duchess and the Queen. What is he carrying?

2. What was happening to the person the African-American man dreamed about?

3. What does the African-American man say happened to his hair?

4. At the start of the play a white woman walks across the stage. What is the white woman wearing?

5. How does Adrienne Kennedy describe the Landlady's character?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the set at the opening of Adrienne Kennedy's play.

2. Who does Jesus believe his father is?

3. Where did the African-American man's mother end up?

4. What is symbolic about the cross in Part 3?

5. What is symbolic about the mask the African-American man carries on stage?

6. What does the African-American man's father feel about himself?

7. Describe the character, the Landlady.

8. How does the Duchess help Jesus cope with his missing hair?

9. What does the audience see after the stage goes into darkness?

10. Describe Patrice Lumumba.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Adrienne Kennedy's play has many complex layers. Discuss how Kennedy uses props and lighting to deliver her message to the audience. Choose three specific props or lighting techniques and discuss why you feel they are the most effective. Include in your answer, how they are used in the play, and what the props or lighting symbolize.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of racial identity in this play. How does Adrienne Kennedy weave this theme throughout her play? How does racial identity drive the actions of the characters? Choose two characters and compare and contrast the ways they deal with racial identity in this play.

Essay Topic 3

What does Raymond mean when he says that Sarah's father "eats at a white glass table?" Analyze the statement and relate it to Adrienne Kennedy's theme of racial identity.

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