The Great White Hope Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Howard Sackler
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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. How do the white people in the audience respond?

2. In what city do they agree to have the fight?

3. How does the crowd react as Brady arrives?

4. What does a group of rangers arrive and announce?

5. Late at night in a hotel room in Wisconsin, what does Jack try to get Ellie to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Mrs. Jefferson's funeral procession.

2. Who confronts District Attorney Cameron?

3. What racist comments does the performer make?

4. About what are Goldie and Tick concerned?

5. How does Jack respond to Smitty?

6. What is Cameron's response to these complaints?

7. How does Jack respond to Ragosy's request? What is Ellie's reaction?

8. Why do a group of rangers arrive?

9. What is a complaint by one of the witnesses?

10. What does he do with the telegram? Why does he do this?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jack comes across as simple and straightforward.

Part 1) How do you know this? How does he come to be this way?

Part 2) How does he change throughout the play? Why?

Part 3) How the changes he goes through reflect the pressure he is under?

Part 4) How does the change in Jack affect others? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Jack boxes through Round 10 in his last fight.

Part 1) How does this affect others? Why are they affected this way?

Part 2) Why does Jack do this? What does this reveal about him?

Part 3) What does this mean for the bigger picture and the fight between the black and white communities?

Essay Topic 3

Various crowd scenes exist throughout this play.

Part 1) Describe these crowd scenes.

Part 2) What is the purpose of these scenes?

Part 3) Are these crowd scenes effective ways to engage the audience and indirectly express details about the story? Why or why not?

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