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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
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 2
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 3
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?
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