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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. As Tick shouts directions and questions, Jack shouts back comments and answers. Why does Jack stop?
2. Who knocks on the door and enters?
3. How does Sir William respond to Coates' comment?
4. How does Jack handle the intensity of this protest?
5. What is Cameron's response to this well-spoken black man?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the audience react to this performance?
2. How does Jack feel before the fight with the Polish boxer?
3. How does Goldie respond when he sees Ellie?
4. What takes place when Jack begins to speak?
5. What is Cameron's response to these complaints?
6. What does Jack say, when he is finally allowed to speak?
7. How does Jack respond to Ragosy's request? What is Ellie's reaction?
8. How does Jack respond when Smitty asks him if he is being so stubborn because he wants to keep the champion title a little longer?
9. How does Mrs. Bachman end her monologue?
10. What does Ellie do, as Jack softly sings a verse of a blues song?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mrs. Bachman is Ellie's mother.
Part 1) How is she affected by Ellie and Jack's relationship? Why?
Part 2) What is the purpose of her soliloquy?
Part 3) Based on what you know about her, how might she have reacted to Ellie's suicide?
Essay Topic 2
The play's theme is that integrity and self-respect have to come from within rather than an outside source.
Part 1) How is this theme revealed?
Part 2) How is this theme reflected in the behaviors and attitudes of the various characters?
Part 3) What literary devices are used to support this theme? How?
Essay Topic 3
Jack tries to pursue his American Dream elsewhere.
Part 1) What is the American Dream?
Part 2) Why does Jack do this? Where does he go? Describe his experiences in other countries.
Part 2) What do Jack's experiences say about the American Dream?
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