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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When was the last time that Norwood treated Bert badly?
2. With whom did Bert have dinner?
3. What does Norwood tell Bert that he is not going to tolerate?
4. What do the two men do?
5. Who will be coming for Bert?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
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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