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 is Bert telling everyone?

2. What tale does Bert tell Cora and William?

3. How does Bert react to their explanation?

4. What does Robert do as the act ends?

5. On what does little Billy begin playing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Cora's response when the Undertaker tells Cora that Norwood is dead?

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

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

4. How does the play end?

5. Of what does William warn Cora? What does her response lead William to think of her?

6. What does Cora say in response to Bert?

7. How does Bert respond this time? What is Cora's advice to him?

8. What do Cora, William, and Bert discuss?

9. What sparks an argument between Bert and Norwood?

10. Who does Bert know will be coming? What are his plans?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Bert went to school in the north and has spent time in large cities.

Part 1) How has this experience changed him? Is this a positive changed? Why or why not?

Part 2) Why does Norwood allow Bert to do this? How does this reflect Norwood's behavior towards his mulatto children?

Part 3) What role does this experience play in his relationship with his family and Norwood? What is the purpose of Bert's experiences in relation to the story?

Essay Topic 3

Norwood does not tolerate disrespect from his "darkies."

Part 1) How have his "darkies" been disrespectful to him? How does this affect Norwood?

Part 2) Would you agree that disrespect has been shown? Explain.

Part 3) How would you react if you were one of Norwood's "darkies?" Why?

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