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 Mr. Carp want to discuss after Joe leaves?

2. What does Moody tell Tokio?

3. Moody tells Eddie that ____________ has the most influence over Joe.

4. Roxy and Moody tell Joe they know about ______________.

5. What is Mr. Bonaparte staring at as the scene ends?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Joe reveal his love for Lorna?

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

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

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

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

6. What are Moody and Roxy's plans to get Joe to be a more aggressive fighter?

7. How do Joe and his father finally clash in their ideas for what Joe should do with his life?

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

9. Explain how Joe's arrogance and cocky attitude are masking his true feelings about his life direction.

10. What unrealistic promise does Moody make to Lorna?

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

Project into the future ten years after the end of the play and write a brief synopsis for the lives of four of the characters. Remember to exclude Joe and Lorna but you may choose from any of the others.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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