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. Why does Cap'n Dan refuse to have the fight in any large cities?

2. How does the crowd react as Brady arrives?

3. At her home in Chicago, what is Mrs. Jefferson doing?

4. What does Mrs. Jefferson promise Jack?

5. Who is with Mrs. Jefferson?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do the men feel about the fighter? What is Dixon's plan?

3. How does the fight end?

4. Why is a group of black people collecting signatures and money?

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

6. How is Brady convinced to fight this match?

7. How does the play begin?

8. What is the final decision on Dixon's plan?

9. 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?

10. What does Smitty say when he enters the scene?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Soliloquy is utilized in this play.

Part 1) What is a soliloquy? Describe the soliloquy in this play.

Part 2) What is the purpose for each soliloquy?

Part 3) Would this play be as effective without the soliloquies? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Foreshadowing is used in this play.

Part 1) How is foreshadowing used in this play?

Part 2) Is this literary device necessary to this story? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does this foreshadowing affect the audience? Does it prepare them for what is to come? Does it add to the suspense? Explain.

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