The Mound Builders Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does August speak to in Act 2 Part 3?

2. What is Dan painting the copper beads with to preserve them in Act 2 Part 4?

3. August encounters a slide of himself in Act 2 Part 3. Where is he in the photograph?

4. What is the last image we see in the play?

5. Dan says that in 1500 a tribe ended up in Mississippi. What were they called?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What does the building of the dam signify in The Mound Builders? How does water, rain, and flooding tie into the play both literally and metaphorically?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the relationship between August and Delia. How long have these characters known one another? What are their feelings toward each other? How do they act on those feelings?

Essay Topic 3

Give the characteristics of a Tragic Hero. How is August the Tragic Hero of The Mound Builders? What characteristics does he share with the ancient Greek idea of Tragic Hero?

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