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. From whom does Moody get a phone call inquiring about Joe?

2. What is the topic of conversation among the others?

3. What beverage do the others sip while Joe packs?

4. What nationality is the Bonaparte family?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Explain how Joe's decisions are all driven by anger from the time he breaks his hand.

6. How does the bell signal the last round between Joe and his father?

7. What unrealistic promise does Moody make to Lorna?

8. Describe the encounter between Joe and Lorna after Joe learns that she is marrying Moody in a few days.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Create a character study of Mr. Bonaparte. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Mr. Bonaparte?

Essay Topic 3

Regret seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of regret? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

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