Golden Boy 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 Lorna promise Mr. Bonaparte?

2. Joe tells Moody and Roxy that they should be less concerned with his driving and more concerned with ________________________.

3. Mr. Carp tells Mr. Bonaparte that no one can make a living at ____________________.

4. How does Moody describe Joe's attitude?

5. Who stops by to say goodbye to Joe?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Joe tell Lorna about how music makes him feel?

2. How does the author show the greedy, callous nature of Joe's handlers?

3. What is the setting for Act 1, Scene 2 and which two characters open the scene?

4. How does Joe's obnoxious behavior prompt Lorna to say she loves Moody in front of Joe?

5. How is Joe's intention to box revealed to the family?

6. What request does Bonaparte make of Lorna?

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

8. How do the sports writers, Drake and Lewis, represent the two sides of public sentiment for people who achieve wealth and the American Dream?

9. Explain the irony of Fuseli calling Joe the "golden boy."

10. Explain how this scene addresses not only the means to a happy life but also the classic conflict in a father-son relationship.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe some of the settings for the play. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Odets choose to use these places in the drama?

Essay Topic 2

Create a character study of Joe Bonaparte. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Joe?

Essay Topic 3

Create a character study of Mr. Bonaparte. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Mr. Bonaparte?

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