Men in White Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Sidney Kingsley
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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 is the name of Dr. Ferguson's fiancee?

2. Who does Ferguson shout for down the hall?

3. What is Levine looking for when he comes in to see Ferguson?

4. What was Levine's father's motto?

5. Where does the nurse take Mr. Hudson?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why has Ferguson decided to go into private practice instead of studying with Hochberg?

2. Why is Spencer unnerved about the rejection of a senator's son into the internship program?

3. How is Laura contrasted against Mrs. D'Andrea?

4. How does the author establish the upcoming conflict between Ferguson and Cunningham?

5. How does the author use Laura's transformation to drive home his theme?

6. What is the symbolism of Laura's grabbing Ferguson's arm, making him unsterile?

7. How does Ferguson learn that he was the father of Barbara's baby?

8. How does the author establish Ferguson's character in Act 1, Scene 3?

9. How does the author foreshadow the role of the doctors and their spouses in the opening scene of the play?

10. How is Laura positioned in the operating room?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of conflict. Identify at least two themes about conflict in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the overall setting for the play. Why does Kingsley use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

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