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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Bert seem?
2. What must Bert do when he speaks?
3. What does Sam exit to do?
4. How does Bert react to her suggestion?
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
This play has a sociopolitical theme.
Part 1) What clues or characteristics make this apparent?
Part 2) What is the significance of this theme?
Part 3) How is the play and theme relevant today? Would any aspects of this play need to be changed to be more engaging for a modern audience? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Bert used to be Norwood's favorite.
Part 1) Why might Bert have been Norwood's favorite?
Part 2) What changed this? How is Norwood to blame for this change?
Part 3) How does Norwood's attitude towards Bert reflect how he feels about the rest of his children with Cora and possibly his other "darkies" as well?
Essay Topic 3
Cora is changed after Norwood's death.
Part 1) What causes this change? How do other react to this change? Will this change be permanent? Why or why not?
Part 2) What is the author's purpose for the change in this character?
Part 3) How does this change in Cora reflect how she feels about Bert and Norwood? How does this reflect how she feels about her other children and members of the white community? Explain.
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