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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 think about but not do to Bert?
2. How does Bert react to her suggestion?
3. How does Cora tell Bert to wait for Norwood?
4. How does Bert respond to Cora's request, regarding the Colonel?
5. How does Cora react when she sees what has taken place?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The characters walk a fine line regarding the parentage of Cora's children.
Part 1) How do they each walk a fine line? Why do they walk a fine line?
Part 2) Do others in the community do the same as well? Why or why not?
Part 3) What is the purpose for this denial? How does this denial affect the plot of the story?
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.
This section contains 280 words
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