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. What does this man say about those black people who want success on white men's terms?

2. What is Cameron's response to this well-spoken black man?

3. What does Jack say he has not figured out?

4. Why do the marchers leave?

5. For what does Jack thank Brady?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ellie enter with Ragosy?

2. How does the scene open?

3. What does Ellie do, as Jack softly sings a verse of a blues song?

4. Describe Mrs. Jefferson's funeral procession.

5. Describe the interaction between Jack and the Young Black German Man.

6. What is the final decision on Dixon's plan?

7. What is taking place outside the arena in Reno?

8. Why does the crowd start booing during the fight between Jack and the Polish fighter?

9. What takes place in this scene?

10. Why are Jack, Ellie, and Goldie in a diplomatic office in London, England?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Foreshadowing is used in this play.

Part 1) How is foreshadowing used in this play?

Part 2) Is this literary device necessary to this story? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does this foreshadowing affect the audience? Does it prepare them for what is to come? Does it add to the suspense? Explain.

(see the answer keys)

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