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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 is Cameron's response to this well-spoken black man?
2. How does the crowd react as Brady arrives?
3. Dixon and five white men burst in and, after a scuffle, arrest Jack for what?
4. What does Jack say will happen now that a match has been arranged for him?
5. When does Goldie say the fight is scheduled?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the reader know that Jack is worried about money?
2. How does Goldie respond when he sees Ellie?
3. Why are Pop Weaver, Cap'n Dan and Fred watching a film of a fighter?
4. What does Mrs. Jefferson reminisce about Jack?
5. How does the fight end?
6. Why does the crowd start booing during the fight between Jack and the Polish fighter?
7. What do Cap'n Dan, Smitty, Pop Weaver, and Fred say about Jack's publicity?
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. What does Jack ask of Ellie at the beginning of the scene? What is her response?
10. What speeches do both Brady and Jack make before the fight?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Jack throws the fight.
Part 1) Why does he throw the fight? How does this represent the black community?
Part 2) How does he leave his opponent? Why is this significant?
Part 3) What does this say about Jack and his life from here on out? Use the text to support your response.
Essay Topic 3
Mrs. Jefferson dies.
Part 1) How is her death foreshadowed? How are others, especially Jack, affected by her death?
Part 2) What do other characters in her funeral procession represent? How do you know this?
Part 3) How does the scene in which Mrs. Jefferson's funeral procession take place symbolize a larger sadness and frustration?
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