The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Henry objects to Sergeant Sam, but what happens?

2. How does Henry change his tactics with Sam?

3. After Henry deals with the chicken problem, how does Lydian respond to this gesture?

4. What does Waldo ask after he accuses Henry of resigning from the human race?

5. What does the audience learn about Williams once he leaves Walden Pond?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The first act of Lawrence and Lees' play develops the characters and themes that made it one of the most controversial and successful plays of the late-1960s.

Part 1) Who is the protagonist? How does he or she change throughout this play?

Part 2) What are two of the themes in this play?

Part 3) Describe the importance of these two themes and how they relate to the characters in this play.

Essay Topic 2

The war in Vietnam was fought in large part by young black men who were unable to buy their way out of or otherwise evade the draft. These black soldiers were, in essence, enslaved by the army to fight, and while many white draftees were able to escape from military service.

Part 1) How do the playwrights, whether intentionally or unintentionally, parallel this knowledge in the play?

Part 2) Compare the Vietnam War to the wars mentioned in the play.

Part 3) How might Henry have reacted to this knowledge about the Vietnam War? Why?

Essay Topic 3

All of the other characters in the play end up being contrasted with Henry, and each of them fail to measure up in some way.

Part 1) Name two characters that are contrasted with Henry.

Part 2) How do these two characters fail to measure up?

Part 3) Must the characters measure up to Henry, or is it okay for them to have differing beliefs and opinion from Henry?

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