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. About what is the performer's song?

2. What is Cameron's response to this well-spoken black man?

3. What do the men say a good White Hope could do?

4. Dixon and five white men burst in and, after a scuffle, arrest Jack for what?

5. Why was Ellie in Australia?

Short Essay Questions

1. What decision is made between Cameron and Dixon?

2. How does this scene open?

3. What is taking place outside the arena in Reno?

4. Why are Jack, Ellie, and Goldie in a diplomatic office in London, England?

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

6. How does Mrs. Bachman end her monologue?

7. What does Goldie think about Jack dating Ellie?

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

10. What is a complaint by one of the witnesses?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Various crowd scenes exist throughout this play.

Part 1) Describe these crowd scenes.

Part 2) What is the purpose of these scenes?

Part 3) Are these crowd scenes effective ways to engage the audience and indirectly express details about the story? 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

Jack boxes through Round 10 in his last fight.

Part 1) How does this affect others? Why are they affected this way?

Part 2) Why does Jack do this? What does this reveal about him?

Part 3) What does this mean for the bigger picture and the fight between the black and white communities?

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