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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who offers to persuade Joe to fight?
(a) Siggie.
(b) Tokio.
(c) Lorna.
(d) Anna.

2. How much time has passed since the last scene?
(a) Two hours.
(b) Two weeks.
(c) Two months.
(d) Two years.

3. Joe tells Moody and Roxy that they should be less concerned with his driving and more concerned with ________________________.
(a) Giving him some time off.
(b) Getting him some better fights.
(c) Sending him on a cruise.
(d) Shutting their mouths.

4. What does Mr. Bonaparte tell Joe before Joe leaves?
(a) To call home every night.
(b) He will always love him.
(c) Joe's being a boxer is not OK with him.
(d) He is his favorite child.

5. What does Lorna ask Mr. Bonaparte?
(a) If he will loan her some money.
(b) If he likes her.
(c) If he would bless her marriage to Joe.
(d) If Joe has the makings of a boxer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the topic of conversation among the others?

2. What does Tom promise Lorna is Kaplan wins?

3. What does Mr. Carp want to discuss after Joe leaves?

4. According to Roxy, Joe fights as though ______________________.

5. Who is Roxy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the setting of Act 1, Scene 3 and what is the topic of conversation among the characters as the scene opens?

2. How is Joe's loss of his musical dream impacting his fighting career?

3. What does Eddie Fuseli want from Moody and how does Moody respond?

4. How does the author use this scene to showcase the dark side of the American Dream?

5. How does Fuseli symbolize the final break between Joe and his family and a more artistic way of life?

6. As opposed to the handlers who just want the money that Joe can generate, Lorna sees Joe as a "golden boy" in a different way. How is Joe a "golden boy" for Lorna?

7. What does Roxy say is Joe's problem as a boxer?

8. What bad news does Kaplan get while he is kissing Lorna in his office?

9. Why is the news of the Chocolate Drop's death the climax of the play?

10. Explain how both the positive and negative aspects of money are revealed in Act 2, Scene 3.

(see the answer keys)

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