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. How does Moody respond to the request for partnership in Joe's career?

2. Why does Moody's wife call him?

3. This scene is a conflict between _________________.

4. What does Mr. Carp want to discuss after Joe leaves?

5. Which two characters are engaged in a conversation?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the setting for Act 1, Scene 4, and what is the topic of conversation between Joe and Lorna as the scene opens?

2. What role does money play in Act 1, Scene 2?

3. How does the author use this scene to showcase the dark side of the American Dream?

4. How does Joe reveal his love for Lorna?

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

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

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

8. How does Lorna exhibit weariness in Moody's latest declarations of an upturn in events?

9. What does Roxy say is Joe's problem as a boxer?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Odets opens the play with the story of Lorna and her desperation to marry Moody who is still married. What does Lorna symbolize in the novel? Why does Odets use her character to establish the story?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Mr. Bonaparte and Moody. Both men want influence over Joe but have their hold on him in very different ways. Why are their differences classic examples of conflict in drama? What other similarities and dissimilarities are there between the two characters?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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