The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail Test | 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. What does Waldo ask after he accuses Henry of resigning from the human race?

2. What choice is Henry describing to Bailey?

3. What does Lydian say while insisting to Henry what he must do?

4. Waldo asks whether he should start a violent rebellion. How does Henry reply?

5. Of what does Henry accuse Waldo, regarding Williams?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The character of Henry is depicted in the play as a solitary revolutionary, who uses techniques of passive resistance to protest against injustice.

Part 1) How is he a revolutionary?

Part 2) What techniques of passive resistance does he use?

Part 3) How do Henry's thoughts and actions reflects those of the tumultuous 1960s?

Essay Topic 2

In Act Two, the exchange between Henry and Lydian early in the chapter shows that in his efforts to be like Waldo, Henry has started to assume some of the threads of Waldo's life.

Part 1) How has Waldo begun to assume threads of Waldo's life?

Part 2) How does this affect Edward and Lydian?

Part 3) What does Lydian suggest to Henry to try to encourage him away from trying to take over Waldo's life?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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