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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

There is much hypocrisy throughout the novel. Identify three situations of hypocritical behavior and what makes them prime examples of hypocrisy. Which characters are the most hypocritical? The least?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Does Odets end the play on a note of hope or the continuance of the futility of man's struggle to live the American Dream. Give your perspective and two reasons to support your answer.

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