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

2. Does Cameron suggests that Ellie should be ashamed of what she is doing?

3. Knowing Jack is involved with a white girl is going to do what?

4. When Cap'n Dan and Fred discuss the terms of the fight, who is named the referee?

5. Whose power does this man believe black people should accept?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is decided about the fight?

2. 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?

3. What decision is made between Cameron and Dixon?

4. What takes place when the protesters arrive?

5. What does one reporter say about Brady being the White Hope?

6. Describe the confrontation between Cameron and Ellie.

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

8. How does Treacher respond to these complaints?

9. How does Jack feel before the fight with the Polish boxer?

10. How does the fight end?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Soliloquy is utilized in this play.

Part 1) What is a soliloquy? Describe the soliloquy in this play.

Part 2) What is the purpose for each soliloquy?

Part 3) Would this play be as effective without the soliloquies? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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