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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Norwood, what do all the "colored folk" know?
2. For whom is Cora scared?
3. What does Cora think Bert should do, regarding the Colonel?
4. When does Bert say he will come back to his father's house?
5. How does Bert react to her suggestion?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The two men in the center of the conflict in this play are gone.
Part 1) How do their deaths affect or will affect the other characters in this play? Explain.
Part 2) What is the author's purpose for their deaths?
Part 3) Compare and contrast the audience members' thoughts about these deaths in the 1930s and today. What accounts for the similarities and differences?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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