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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. What does Cameron say about the charges that could be brought against Jack?
2. In what city do they agree to have the fight?
3. How does the play begin?
4. The white people move aside and reveal what?
5. Why does Coates believe there is no reason for Jack to remain in England?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Goldie respond when he sees Ellie?
2. What does Jack ask of Ellie at the beginning of the scene? What is her response?
3. What does he do with the telegram? Why does he do this?
4. What does Jack say, when he is finally allowed to speak?
5. Of what does Mrs. Bachman say people are afraid?
6. What is Jack's plan?
7. How does the reader know that Jack is worried about money?
8. How does the audience react to this performance?
9. How does the fight end?
10. Why does Ellie ask Jack if he feels all right?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Contrast exists throughout several scenes in this play.
Part 1) Describe these contrasts. How do these contrasts enhance the story?
Part 2) What is the purpose for these contrasts?
Part 3) What do these contrasts reveal about real life?
Essay Topic 2
Blackface was performed in minstrel shows.
Part 1) What is Blackface? How is it hurtful to African Americans?
Part 2) How is it used in this play? Why is it used?
Part 3) What does Blackface reflect about society at this time?
Essay Topic 3
Jack is called both a boxer and a campeon.
Part 1) Who calls him these names? Why do they call him these names?
Part 2) What is the significance of these names? How do act as reminders to Jack?
Part 3) Do you believe that these names sum up who Jack is? Why or why not?
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