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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Cora tell Bert to wait for Norwood?
2. What does Norwood tell Bert that he is not going to tolerate?
3. To whom is Cora speaking at the end of the scene?
4. When does Bert say he will come back to his father's house?
5. What is Bert holding?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Act 2, Scene 2 contains much of the play's action.
Part 1) Describe this action. What leads up to this action?
Part 2) What is the outcome of this action? Could this outcome have been different? How? Why?
Part 3) How does this scene engage the audience? Are you surprised by this action? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
This section contains 1,365 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)