Mulatto Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does Sam slyly inform the Colonel about Bert?

2. Where do Sally and Bert go when he pulls up outside?

3. What does Robert do as the act ends?

4. What is Sallie careful not to acknowledge?

5. What happens from the accident on, between the Colonel and Bert?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bert try to justify his position?

2. About what are Norwood and Cora discussing, regarding Sallie and Robert?

3. Why is Sam upset and scared?

4. What do Cora and William discuss?

5. What is Sam doing at the beginning of the scene?

6. What do Sallie and Norwod discuss? What does Norwood insist Sallie do? Why does Norwood become upset with Sallie, as well as Bert?

7. Why does Bert dismiss their concerns?

8. How does this guest send the Colonel over the edge, regarding Bert?

9. What does Cora tell Bert, when he says he will no longer work in the fields?

10. What does Norwood tell Bert, regarding his behavior compared to the others?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Norwood and Bert have much in common.

Part 1) Prove this statement.

Part 2) How do these similarities reflect the theme of this play and the plays deeper meaning?

Part 3) What role do these similarities play in the advancement of the plot of the play? Could these two characters have been able to act any differently towards one another? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

There is conflict between Norwood and his black "family."

Part 1) Why is there conflict?

Part 2) Would this conflict have been typical at this time and location in America? Why or why not?

Part 3) Why can Norwood not end this conflict? What is stopping him from ending it?

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