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 is the topic of conversation among the others?

2. Who is Anna?

3. Roxy said that Joe thought the violinist was ________________.

4. Who promises Joe better fights and better press coverage?

5. Joe has just won a scholarship to study ____________ at a prestigious school.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Explain the reason for Lorna's agitated state.

4. How does the author use language to set up the tone of the play right from the beginning?

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

6. Describe the encounter between Joe and Lorna after Joe learns that she is marrying Moody in a few days.

7. What is the irony of Moody quoting from the Declaration of Independence?

8. How does Joe reveal his love for Lorna?

9. How is Lorna's life shown to be in stark contrast to the environment in which Joe grew up?

10. What is the premise of Bonaparte's visit to Moody's office?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Regret seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of regret? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses several instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses several instances of irony in the book. One example is the untimely deaths of Joe and Lorna who are attempting to escape to new lives. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the story and note why they are examples of irony.

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