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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Waldo asks whether he should start a violent rebellion. How does Henry reply?
2. Why does Edward suggest that Henry would be a better father?
3. What happens to Edward during this scene?
4. What does Henry think about lawyers?
5. Henry objects to Sergeant Sam, but what happens?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Act II, Lee and Lawrence further develop the idea of what war Henry is fighting against.
Part 1) What war is he initially fighting?
Part 2) What war is added? How is this war foreshadowed in Act I?
Part 3) What is the connection between the two wars?
Essay Topic 2
The school that Henry and John start is perhaps the clearest example of this stand against intellectualism.
Part 1) Describe the school.
Part 2) Why does the school fail?
Part 3) Although the school fails, is it a complete failure? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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