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. Who is Lorna?

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

3. This scene is a conflict between _________________.

4. What does Mr. Bonaparte call Roxy and Moody?

5. Roxy said that Joe thought the violinist was ________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Joe's intention to box revealed to the family?

2. What is the action that opens Act 1, Scene 5?

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

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

5. Who is Siggie and what does he want Mr. Bonaparte to buy for him?

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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