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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who will be coming for Bert?
2. As he leaves, who does Bert pass in the driveway?
3. How does Bert respond to Cora's request, regarding the Colonel?
4. Does Bert seem to mean what he says to Cora?
5. What does Norwood tell Bert that he is not going to tolerate?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bert commits suicide.
Part 1) Why does he commit suicide? What other options did he have?
Part 2) Could he have survived? Why or why not?
Part 3) What is the purpose of Bert's death? What message is the author trying to convey to the reader or audience member?
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
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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