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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 say he has done for Cora's children?
3. When making his point about his "colored folks," who is Norwood's one exception?
4. Who has Cora invited to dinner?
5. What must Bert do when he speaks?
Essay Topic 1
Bert went to school in the north and has spent time in large cities.
Part 1) How has this experience changed him? Is this a positive changed? Why or why not?
Part 2) Why does Norwood allow Bert to do this? How does this reflect Norwood's behavior towards his mulatto children?
Part 3) What role does this experience play in his relationship with his family and Norwood? What is the purpose of Bert's experiences in relation to the story?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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