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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Tempers get to the point that the Colonel finally tries to do what to Bert?
2. What must Bert do when he speaks?
3. What does Cora think Bert should do, regarding the Colonel?
4. What happens when Bert refuses?
5. What does Norwood finally say Bert is allowed to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Act 2, Scene 2 contains much of the play's action.
Part 1) Describe this action. What leads up to this action?
Part 2) What is the outcome of this action? Could this outcome have been different? How? Why?
Part 3) How does this scene engage the audience? Are you surprised by this action? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
The characters walk a fine line regarding the parentage of Cora's children.
Part 1) How do they each walk a fine line? Why do they walk a fine line?
Part 2) Do others in the community do the same as well? Why or why not?
Part 3) What is the purpose for this denial? How does this denial affect the plot of the story?
Essay Topic 3
This play is more than just a study of the racial tensions facing the south after the end of slavery.
Part 1) How is it more than this? Why is it more than this?
Part 2) How can others relate to this story? What is the author's purpose in writing this play?
Part 3) How is the south in the 1930s used as a backdrop for a deeper purpose? How is this play timeless?
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