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. After Higgins and Norwood leave, who enters again?
2. For what does the guest chide the Colonel?
3. Who is Sam?
4. For what does Cora plead with Bert?
5. Where do Sally and Bert go when he pulls up outside?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Cora compare William to herself?
2. What does William try to do one more time? What is Cora's response?
3. Why is Bert no longer the Colonel's favorite?
4. Who does Bert pass as he leaves?
5. How does Bert try to justify his position?
6. How does Bert respond this time? What is Cora's advice to him?
7. What does Cora say to Bert, as they enter?
8. Why do things become violent between Norwood and Bert?
9. About what are Norwood and Cora discussing, regarding Sallie and Robert?
10. Who enters after the guest and Norwood leave? Describe these characters.
Essay Topic 1
Higgins chides Norwood for keeping a black mistress like a wife.
Part 1) Why does Norwood keep Cora in his home like a wife? How does this affect Cora?
Part 2) Does Higgins' attitude towards Norwood's behavior reflect the views of other white people in town? Why or why not?
Part 3) How does Norwood respond to Higgins' chiding? Why does he respond this way? What are your thoughts on his relationship with Cora?
Essay Topic 2
The two men in the center of the conflict in this play are gone.
Part 1) How do their deaths affect or will affect the other characters in this play? Explain.
Part 2) What is the author's purpose for their deaths?
Part 3) Compare and contrast the audience members' thoughts about these deaths in the 1930s and today. What accounts for the similarities and differences?
Essay Topic 3
Bet kills Norwood?
Part 1) Why? How? How does Bert feel about his actions?
Part 2) What foreshadowed this event? Are you surprised by this event? Why or why not?
Part 3) How might audiences in the 1930s have reacted to this? How might audiences today react? Compare and contrast their reactions.
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