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. Which two characters are engaged in a conversation?

2. Which of the following characters is not listening to Roxy talk?

3. What does Tom's wife want in exchange for a divorce?

4. Joe has just won a scholarship to study ____________ at a prestigious school.

5. What does Siggie want Mr. Bonaparte to buy him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author introduce the subject of war into this scene?

2. Contrast Frank's injuries to those that Joe has sustained in his career.

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

4. How does Joe's obnoxious behavior prompt Lorna to say she loves Moody in front of Joe?

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

6. What ill-fated decision do Lorna and Joe make in an attempt to escape from the restrictions of their lives?

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

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

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

10. How does the author use language to set up the tone of the play right from the beginning?

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

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 3

Odets is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

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