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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 finally say Bert is allowed to do?
2. How does Norwood feel he has treated his "darkies?"
3. Who does Bert hate?
4. Why do they form this?
5. Where does Cora tell Bert to hide?
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
There is conflict between Norwood and his black "family."
Part 1) Why is there conflict?
Part 2) Would this conflict have been typical at this time and location in America? Why or why not?
Part 3) Why can Norwood not end this conflict? What is stopping him from ending it?
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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