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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who enters on the opposite side of the stage, speaking about how everybody deep in their hearts is afraid of "blackness?"
2. What does Smitty ask is the reason for Jack's behavior?
3. How does the audience respond after this scene?
4. What does Jack crumple up?
5. Where does this scene take place?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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