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 has Robert done without permission?

2. After Higgins and Norwood leave, who enters again?

3. What does Sallie try to do for Bert?

4. He knows he is neither black nor white, and he looks just like who?

5. As the action opens, what are Norwood and Cora discussing?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who enters after the guest and Norwood leave? Describe these characters.

3. What does Norwood say about his treatment of his "darkies?"

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

5. How does the play end?

6. How does the Colonel respond to Sam's question? What does Sam say about Bert? What stops the Colonel from fully processing what Sam has said to him?

7. Who is Sam? What does he ask to Colonel?

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

9. Describe Sallie. What does she do when she enters the room?

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

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

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

Cora is changed after Norwood's death.

Part 1) What causes this change? How do other react to this change? Will this change be permanent? Why or why not?

Part 2) What is the author's purpose for the change in this character?

Part 3) How does this change in Cora reflect how she feels about Bert and Norwood? How does this reflect how she feels about her other children and members of the white community? Explain.

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