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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. What does Ferguson tease Laura about when he enters the room?
2. What does Ferguson offer to give Barbara?
3. Who does Ferguson shout for down the hall?
4. What interrupts the intense conversation between Laura and Ferguson?
5. What does Dr. Levine encourage Dr. Ferguson to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the author begin to show Laura as a negative force in Ferguson's life?
2. How was abortion viewed in the 1930s when MEN IN WHITE was written?
3. How does the author show Hudson's personality type through his actions in the hospital room?
4. What happens that Cunningham threatens to have Ferguson brought up on disciplinary charges?
5. How does the author establish the upcoming conflict between Ferguson and Cunningham?
6. What can now be inferred about what happened between Barbara and Ferguson after the end of Act 1?
7. How does the author establish Ferguson's character in Act 1, Scene 3?
8. Describe the situation where Barbara has trouble with Dr. Cunningham regarding an insulin injection.
9. In what ways does the author show that Ferguson's true calling is medicine?
10. What role does Mary play in the situation in Act 2, Scene 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author poses three important topics in the play: abortion, healthcare funding and the relationship between the physician and society. Choose one of the topics and compare and contrast it from the 1930 to modern day America.
Essay Topic 2
The role of women is a main topic addressed in this story. Explain the theme that extends through all the female characters. What is the presumed role of women in America during the 1930s? Explain by giving examples.
Essay Topic 3
Explain the significance of the play's title. What did the author mean by calling the play MEN IN WHITE? Cite an example to support your answer.
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