The Great White Hope Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Howard Sackler
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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

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 2

Ellie is much like Jack.

Part 1) How are they alike? How does this affect their relationship?

Part 2) how are they different? How does this affect both of them, as well as others?

Part 3) How does their relationship and characters change throughout the play? What is the connection between these changes?

Essay Topic 3

Jack and Ellie perform scenes from Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Part 1) What is Uncle Tom's Cabin? Why is this significant?

Part 2) What does this performance reveal about Jack? How does it echo events in previous scenes?

Part 3) Is this performance an effective way to indirectly reveal what is happening to Jack's character? Why or why not?

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