|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. With Norwood's death, what is Cora finally able to do?
2. When does Bert say he will come back to his father's house?
3. Where does Cora say she will see Bert when he leaves?
4. Tempers get to the point that the Colonel finally tries to do what to Bert?
5. Through which door does Cora tell Bert to go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 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?
This section contains 1,404 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)