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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 from the accident on, between the Colonel and Bert?
2. For what does the guest chide the Colonel?
3. What else do the two men discuss?
4. What are these men doing as they visit?
5. What do Cora and William try to explain to Bert?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Norwood do when he enters the room?
2. When does the play begin? Who are the first two characters introduced? Describe them.
3. What does Cora try to do, one more time, regarding Bert?
4. What does the Undertaker decide about Cora?
5. What happens as Act I closes?
6. About what does this guest chide the Colonel? About what does he warn the Colonel?
7. What is Cora's response to William's request?
8. Who does Bert pass as he leaves?
9. How does the argument quickly escalate?
10. What does William do when he arrives?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Bert has seriously offended the white people in town.
Part 1) How has he seriously offended them? What is the reason for his behavior towards and around them?
Part 2) How could he have handled the situation differently to have a more positive outcome?
Part 3) What is the author's purpose for Bert's behavior?
Essay Topic 3
Two white men find Norwood dead.
Part 1) Who are these two men? Why do they assume Bert is the killer? If they had not assumed Bert was the killer, who might they have believed killed Norwood? Explain.
Part 2) Are you surprised by their response to Norwood's killing? Why or why not?
Part 3) If they had not suspected Bert as the killer, would the outcome have turned out any differently? Why or why not?
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