Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. About what is the performer's song?
2. What is Cameron's response to this well-spoken black man?
3. What do the men say a good White Hope could do?
4. Dixon and five white men burst in and, after a scuffle, arrest Jack for what?
5. Why was Ellie in Australia?
Short Essay Questions
1. What decision is made between Cameron and Dixon?
2. How does this scene open?
3. What is taking place outside the arena in Reno?
4. Why are Jack, Ellie, and Goldie in a diplomatic office in London, England?
5. What does one reporter say about Brady being the White Hope?
6. How does Mrs. Bachman end her monologue?
7. What does Goldie think about Jack dating Ellie?
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 the reader know that Jack is worried about money?
10. What is a complaint by one of the witnesses?
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?
Ellie commits suicide.
Part 1) Why does she commit suicide? What foreshadows her suicide?
Part 2) How does her suicide affect Jack? Why does it affect him this way?
Part 3) Is her suicide necessary to this plot and to changes in Jack's character? Why or why not?
The conversation Jack has with the Young Man from Africa is significant.
Part 1) Describe this conversation. How is this conversation connected to previous events and characters?
Part 2) What does this conversation reveal about both Jack and the Young Man? How does this conversation remind Jack of who he really is?
Part 3) Is Jack able to accept or understand the Young Man's message? Why or why not? What are the consequences of his ability or inability to comprehend or act on this message?
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