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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does this speaker feel about what he or she is saying?
2. After Ellie exits, what does Jack do?
3. Does Fred think the White Hope would go for a fixed fight?
4. Who is Ragosy?
5. Is Ragosy able to calm them down this last time?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jack throws the fight.
Part 1) Why does he throw the fight? How does this represent the black community?
Part 2) How does he leave his opponent? Why is this significant?
Part 3) What does this say about Jack and his life from here on out? Use the text to support your response.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Ellie commits suicide.
Part 1) Why does she commit suicide? What foreshadows her suicide?
Part 2) How does her suicide affect Jack? Why does it affect him this way?
Part 3) Is her suicide necessary to this plot and to changes in Jack's character? Why or why not?
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