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. Who is the second witness, who makes racist remarks as she complains about the parties, noise, and destructive behavior that took place in the apartment that Jack and Ellie rented from her?

2. Does Sir William believe Jack's crimes in America are any of England's concern?

3. How does the crowd react to Jack's arrival?

4. From whom does Brady face intense pressure?

5. Does Brady accept the idea?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Cap'n Dan, Smitty, Pop Weaver, and Fred say about Jack's publicity?

2. How do the men feel about the fighter? What is Dixon's plan?

3. What is Jack's plan?

4. What takes place when Jack begins to speak?

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

6. Why are Pop Weaver, Cap'n Dan and Fred watching a film of a fighter?

7. What does Jack say, when he is finally allowed to speak?

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

9. What takes place at the beginning of this scene?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ellie is much like Jack.

Part 1) How are they alike? How does this affect their relationship?

Part 2) how are they different? How does this affect both of them, as well as others?

Part 3) How does their relationship and characters change throughout the play? What is the connection between these changes?

Essay Topic 2

Mrs. Jefferson reminisces about Jack's childhood.

Part 1) What are her memories? What do these memories reveal about Jack?

Part 2) How do her memories reiterate development's of the play's theme?

Part 3) What do her memories foreshadow? How does her reminiscing help to develop Jack's character and to flesh out his character?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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