Golden Boy Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which boxer is being rubbed down by his trainer?

2. What does Lorna suggest that Joe senses when he awakens?

3. What does Lorna admit to Joe?

4. What is the setting for Act 2, Scene 4?

5. How does Joe feel about seeing the reporters before a fight?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain Odet's use of symbolism and imagery in the book as related to the violin. What does the violin represent? Which characters are especially affected by the violin and what does it mean to them?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses several instances of irony in the book. One example is the untimely deaths of Joe and Lorna who are attempting to escape to new lives. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the story and note why they are examples of irony.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the role of the family in GOLDEN BOY. What does it mean for each of the main characters? How does the family evolve in its support of each other? How typical is the Bonaparte family to most American families living during the Great Depression in the 1930s?

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