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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Norwood warn Bert?
2. What does Norwood start off by telling Bert?
3. What does the audience hear Sam doing?
4. From where does Cora come?
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
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
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?
This section contains 311 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)