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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 this man urge black people to do?
2. Who knocks on the door and enters?
3. What do Cameron's questions about how Ellie and Jack behaved on the boat suggest?
4. Why do the marchers leave?
5. What do the marchers and black people begin to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Smitty say when he enters the scene?
2. What is taking place outside the arena in Reno?
3. How does Treacher respond to these complaints?
4. What speeches do both Brady and Jack make before the fight?
5. Who confronts District Attorney Cameron?
6. What is a complaint by one of the witnesses?
7. What do Cap'n Dan, Smitty, Pop Weaver, and Fred say about Jack's publicity?
8. Why is a group of black people collecting signatures and money?
9. What is decided about the fight?
10. How does Mrs. Bachman end her monologue?
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
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?
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