Golden Boy Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. According to Joe, life on the streets is ___________.

2. Who stops by to say goodbye to Joe?

3. Who is Lorna?

4. What had Joe seen earlier today that seems to have unnerved him?

5. What is the bad news Tom receives?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author foreshadow Joe and Lorna's relationship in this scene?

2. How does Moody come to know Joe Bonaparte?

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

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

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

6. What request does Bonaparte make of Lorna?

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

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

9. What would the purchase of a fast, expensive car represent to Joe?

10. Explain the foreshadowing of Moody's comments about separating Joe and his father.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the significance of the play's title? Who was the "golden boy?" How was he golden to different people? Remember that financial status is not the only measure of a man's worth.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The search for The American Dream is an important theme in GOLDEN BOY. Can you cite an example to support this theme? Name two other themes and cite examples to support your answer.

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