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 Sergeant Sam urge the troops to do?

2. When Henry refuses to assault the enemy, how does his mother respond?

3. How does the play close?

4. With what does Henry tell Bailey he prays?

5. What is happening to Henry in this scene?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

We learn that Henry's opinion about speaking out against injustice has evolved

Part 1) How does he originally feel about speaking out?

Part 2) How does his opinion change?

Part 3) Why does it change?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Another important idea is Henry's disillusionment with intellectualism.

Part 1) What is intellectualism?

Part 2) Why might Henry have been initially drawn to intellectualism?

Part 3) Why does Henry become disillusioned with intellectualism?

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