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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do these two men begin to form?
2. What does Sam exit to do?
3. How does Bert seem?
4. Of what was Cora afraid?
5. What does Norwood's last comment to Bert spark?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Bet kills Norwood?
Part 1) Why? How? How does Bert feel about his actions?
Part 2) What foreshadowed this event? Are you surprised by this event? Why or why not?
Part 3) How might audiences in the 1930s have reacted to this? How might audiences today react? Compare and contrast their reactions.
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