Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. As the action opens, what are Norwood and Cora discussing?
2. How has Bert experienced more equal treatment in the big cities?
3. What comment does little Billy make?
4. Why does Sallie come in?
5. For what does the guest chide the Colonel?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does this scene open?
2. How does the play end?
3. What does William try to do one more time? What is Cora's response?
4. How does Bert feel about his mother's advice?
5. What does the Undertaker decide about Cora?
6. What does the Undertaker do when Cora enters?
7. What does Cora tell Bert, when he says he will no longer work in the fields?
8. What does William do when he arrives?
9. What does Norwood say about his treatment of his "darkies?"
10. What do Cora and William discuss?
Sallie secretly is training to be a school teacher.
Part 1) Why is this a secret? Why does the Colonel send her to school in the first place?
Part 2) How does the Colonel's sending Sallie to school reflect his attitude towards his mulatto children?
Part 3) Why might Sallie want to be a school teacher? How would Norwood react if he was to find out? Why?
This play is more than just a study of the racial tensions facing the south after the end of slavery.
Part 1) How is it more than this? Why is it more than this?
Part 2) How can others relate to this story? What is the author's purpose in writing this play?
Part 3) How is the south in the 1930s used as a backdrop for a deeper purpose? How is this play timeless?
Norwood treats his "darkies" better than most plantation owners threat theirs.
Part 1) Why does he treat them better? How do they benefit from this?
Part 2) How is this also harmful to them?
Part 3) How is his behavior towards them contrasting and confusing? Why is it contrasting and confusing?
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