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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. Why is Ferguson paged?
2. Who had ordered that the Smiths' daughter receive no more insulin?
3. What does Mr. Hudson ask the nurse to bring along with them?
4. What does Barbara do when Ferguson speaks sharply to her?
5. What do Ferguson and Barbara do after discussing their lives in the medical field?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Levine and how is he introduced in the play?
2. What is the significance of the discussion about young doctors between Hochberg and McCabe?
3. How is Laura's behavior in Act 3 so out of character for her?
4. How does the author leave the reader with a feeling of ambiguity related to Barbara's behavior as Act 1, Scene 4 ends?
5. What shocking information does Spencer reveal to Hochberg at the conclusion of the meeting/
6. What shocking thing does Barbara say before she falls unconscious?
7. How was abortion viewed in the 1930s when MEN IN WHITE was written?
8. How is Laura positioned in the operating room?
9. What can now be inferred about what happened between Barbara and Ferguson after the end of Act 1?
10. How does Laura chastise her father for smoking?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
MEN IN WHITE is set in the 1930s during the time of the Great Depression in America. What impact did this factor have on the author? What impact did this factor have on the characters? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
MEN IN WHITE is a classic story of remaining true to yourself. What does that classification entail? Why does this play fit into this category. Explain.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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