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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Bert taunting Norwood to do?
2. How does Cora react when she sees what has taken place?
3. What does Bert plan when these people come for him?
4. What does Norwood say about the children's father?
5. Who does Bert hate?
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
Sallie secretly is training to be a school teacher.
Part 1) Why is this a secret? Why does the Colonel send her to school in the first place?
Part 2) How does the Colonel's sending Sallie to school reflect his attitude towards his mulatto children?
Part 3) Why might Sallie want to be a school teacher? How would Norwood react if he was to find out? Why?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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