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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. For whom is Cora scared?
2. When was the last time that Norwood treated Bert badly?
3. With whom did Bert have dinner?
4. How are both Norwood and Bert alike?
5. When does Bert say he will come back to his father's house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Higgins chides Norwood for keeping a black mistress like a wife.
Part 1) Why does Norwood keep Cora in his home like a wife? How does this affect Cora?
Part 2) Does Higgins' attitude towards Norwood's behavior reflect the views of other white people in town? Why or why not?
Part 3) How does Norwood respond to Higgins' chiding? Why does he respond this way? What are your thoughts on his relationship with Cora?
Essay Topic 2
Norwood and Bert have much in common.
Part 1) Prove this statement.
Part 2) How do these similarities reflect the theme of this play and the plays deeper meaning?
Part 3) What role do these similarities play in the advancement of the plot of the play? Could these two characters have been able to act any differently towards one another? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Norwood does not tolerate disrespect from his "darkies."
Part 1) How have his "darkies" been disrespectful to him? How does this affect Norwood?
Part 2) Would you agree that disrespect has been shown? Explain.
Part 3) How would you react if you were one of Norwood's "darkies?" Why?
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