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. How has Bert experienced more equal treatment in the big cities?

2. What are the consequences for Bert's accident?

3. Of what does Bert then inform Cora?

4. What do Cora and William discuss, regarding Bert?

5. What is Bert telling everyone?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What do Cora and William discuss?

4. How does the argument become violent?

5. How does the scene end?

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

7. How does Cora respond to the Undertaker?

8. Why is Bert no longer the Colonel's favorite?

9. When does Scene 2 begin?

10. How does Bert try to justify his position?

Essay 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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Bert used to be Norwood's favorite.

Part 1) Why might Bert have been Norwood's favorite?

Part 2) What changed this? How is Norwood to blame for this change?

Part 3) How does Norwood's attitude towards Bert reflect how he feels about the rest of his children with Cora and possibly his other "darkies" as well?

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