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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Through which door does Cora tell Bert to go?
2. With whom did Bert have dinner?
3. With Norwood's death, what is Cora finally able to do?
4. For what does she blame him?
5. Who does Bert hate?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Norwood and Bert have much in common.
Part 1) Prove this statement.
Part 2) How do these similarities reflect the theme of this play and the plays deeper meaning?
Part 3) What role do these similarities play in the advancement of the plot of the play? Could these two characters have been able to act any differently towards one another? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Cora seems calm after Norwood's death.
Part 1) Why is she so calm? Are you surprised by her reaction to his violent death?
Part 2) How has her character and personality been changed by this death? Will this be a permanent change? Explain.
Part 3) Compare and contrast her reaction to the reactions of others. Why do these similarities and differences exist?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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