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 Ellie suddenly ask?

2. About what does Jack realize she is talking?

3. When Jack is finally allowed to speak, for what does he apologize?

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

5. How does Smitty respond when Goldie tells him to fetch some police?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Jack say he does not need to warm up?

4. Describe Mrs. Jefferson's funeral procession.

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

6. What is Jack's plan?

7. What suggestion does Cap'n Dan give to convince Jack to take part in the fixed fight? How do the other men respond to this?

8. What decision is made between Cameron and Dixon?

9. What takes place when a Polish boxer arrives in France?

10. What speeches do both Brady and Jack make before the fight?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The conversation Jack has with the Young Man from Africa is significant.

Part 1) Describe this conversation. How is this conversation connected to previous events and characters?

Part 2) What does this conversation reveal about both Jack and the Young Man? How does this conversation remind Jack of who he really is?

Part 3) Is Jack able to accept or understand the Young Man's message? Why or why not? What are the consequences of his ability or inability to comprehend or act on this message?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The physical fight between Jack and the White Hope is symbolic.

Part 1) What does it symbolize?

Part 2) How does this fight affect everyday citizens? Why?

Part 3) How does this put large amounts of pressure on the fighters? How do they feel about being symbols?

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