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I'm Not Rappaport Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Herb Gardner
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who had his wallet stolen the night before Act 2 begins?

2. What is the union Nat tells Mr. Danforth that Midge is a member of?

3. Which character uses a cane in the first act?

4. Which character says, "Christ, in one year I've been the headquarters for the Eighth Congressional District, CBS News, the Institute for Freudian Studies, and the United Consumers Protection Agency"?

5. Who is Dr. Engels a reference to?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Nat come to be hired as a secret agent? What is his code name?

2. Describe the appearance of Nat. What does he wear in Act 1? How does he move?

3. Why couldn't Laurie just leave town?

4. Who is Laurie? What does she look like? What does she carry with her? How does she interact with the protagonists?

5. What is Midge's reaction to the mugging by Gilley? What does he think about Nat's treatment of the situation?

6. What does Nat tell the Cowboy he and Midge are?

7. Describe how Midge and Nat are dressed in Act 2, Scene 2.

8. How does the confrontation with the Cowboy change Midge?

9. What does Nat accuse Clara of "selling out on?"

10. What has led up to Nat and Midge pretending to be gangsters?

Essay Topics

How does Nat feel about his daughter's ideals? What has changed in their relationship? How does Clara feel about her father?

Who can be seen as an allegorical symbol representing gang violence in New York in the 1980s? How?

In the argument Nat and Midge have about who is invisible who is right? Do you think that Nat is more visible because he "proves" it, or is he just as invisible as Midge?

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