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. Who is the student nurse who calls for a page for Ferguson?

2. What medication does Cunningham order for Dorothy's pain?

3. Where does Laura say she is going as she prepares to leave Ferguson?

4. What does Ferguson advise Levine to do for his wife?

5. What does Shorty ask Pete if he can borrow?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author show the preparations for surgery in Act 2, Scene 4?

2. Why does Ferguson speak harshly to Barbara and what does he do in the way of an apology?

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

4. How does Hochberg try to tell Laura that Ferguson will not have much time for her if he is to become the excellent doctor he is capable of becoming?

5. Ferguson witnesses two extremes of the medical profession in Levine and Pete. Describe how the author provides contrast in these two characters.

6. What is the significance of the discussion about young doctors between Hochberg and McCabe?

7. What is the dramatic point that is illuminated in Act 3?

8. Who is Levine and how is he introduced in the play?

9. How does the author begin to show Laura as a negative force in Ferguson's life?

10. What happens that Cunningham threatens to have Ferguson brought up on disciplinary charges?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Create a brief character study of Laura. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her, if anything, at this point in her life?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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