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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Bert do to Norwood?
2. With Norwood's death, what is Cora finally able to do?
3. Who does Bert hate?
4. What is the Colonel holding?
5. What does Norwood say about the children's father?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
There is conflict between Norwood and his black "family."
Part 1) Why is there conflict?
Part 2) Would this conflict have been typical at this time and location in America? Why or why not?
Part 3) Why can Norwood not end this conflict? What is stopping him from ending it?
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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