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 Joe tell Tom about tonight's fight?

2. Who/what is Tokio?

3. Who does Roxy say is not crazy about watching Joe fight?

4. Mr. Bonaparte tells Roxy and Moody about Joe's skills as a _________________.

5. What does Joe tell Lorna to tell Moody?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bonaparte's appearance in Moody's office signify the idea that there is more to life than making money?

2. What is Joe's reaction to the violin his father bought for him?

3. Explain how both the positive and negative aspects of money are revealed in Act 2, Scene 3.

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

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

6. Why does Lorna feel a sense of loyalty toward Moody even though she now loves Joe?

7. As opposed to the handlers who just want the money that Joe can generate, Lorna sees Joe as a "golden boy" in a different way. How is Joe a "golden boy" for Lorna?

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

9. How does Joe respond to Tokio's advice to forget about Lorna?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Joe states that he has a few dreamlike episodes where he disassociates himself from his actions. Why do you think he does this? Are these situations really just dreams or are they really happening? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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