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

Herb Gardner
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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. How old is Midge?

2. Where does Nat tell Clara he's going to live with his daughter?

3. Who is sitting on the bridge at the beginning of Act 2?

4. Who does Nat tell Mr. Danforth that he is?

5. What does Nat offer to Midge while they're waiting for the Head of the Tenants' Committee to return?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Nat regard Midge's actions with the Cowboy?

2. What does Clara say that Nat did at the butcher's? Why did he do it?

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

4. What does Midge "pretend" to do while he is seated at the bench? Why is this absurd?

5. Why did Midge prevent Nat from visiting him in the hospital?

6. How does Nat try to cover himself after the Cowboy realizes he's lying?

7. Who is Dartforth? How is he connected to Midge?

8. Why did Nat come to the park in Act 2, Scene 3?

9. What is Nat's fear about Clara? Why?

10. What does Nat tell the Cowboy Laurie is to him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Nat's justification behind his "alterations" of the truth. Why does he do what he does? How does he feel about simply growing old?

Essay Topic 2

Define the terms symbolism, metaphor, motif, and allegory. How are these literary devices employed in I'm Not Rappaport? Use examples for each.

Essay Topic 3

What historical, scientific, political, and social changes created the world in which Midge and Nat live? How has longevity changed over time?

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