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. Tick enters with the news that Jack has been fined and sentenced how much?

2. About what does Mrs. Jefferson worry?

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

4. About what does Smitty warn Goldie?

5. What are Tick, his black trainer, and Ellie, his white girlfriend, watching Jack do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Jack respond to Smitty?

4. What decision is made between Cameron and Dixon?

5. What does Jack ask of Ellie at the beginning of the scene? What is her response?

6. How does the reader know that Jack is worried about money?

7. How does the scene open?

8. Why do a group of rangers arrive?

9. Why does Ellie ask Jack if he feels all right?

10. How does the fight end?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jack's last fight is rigged.

Part 1) How does this come about? Why is this fight rigged?

Part 2) What does this rigged fight symbolize?

Part 3) Why does Jack accept this rigged fight? What does this reveal about his character at this point in the story?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Jack tries to pursue his American Dream elsewhere.

Part 1) What is the American Dream?

Part 2) Why does Jack do this? Where does he go? Describe his experiences in other countries.

Part 2) What do Jack's experiences say about the American Dream?

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