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 happens as Cora and William worry about Bert's place in society?

2. What does Cora tell Bert about where he lives?

3. On what subject do Bert, Cora and William stay?

4. What else do the two men discuss?

5. For what does the guest chide the Colonel?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the Colonel feel about Robert's behavior?

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

3. How does Cora react when she comes down the stairs? How does Bert seem?

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

5. What does Cora tell him to do?

6. How does Bert respond to what Cora tells him?

7. What does William try to do one more time? What is Cora's response?

8. What does Cora say to Bert, as they enter?

9. How does Sallie leave? Who arrives as Sallie leaves? Who is this person, and why has he come?

10. How does the play end?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This play has a sociopolitical theme.

Part 1) What clues or characteristics make this apparent?

Part 2) What is the significance of this theme?

Part 3) How is the play and theme relevant today? Would any aspects of this play need to be changed to be more engaging for a modern audience? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Act 2, Scene 2 contains much of the play's action.

Part 1) Describe this action. What leads up to this action?

Part 2) What is the outcome of this action? Could this outcome have been different? How? Why?

Part 3) How does this scene engage the audience? Are you surprised by this action? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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