Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. After the story about Boy Charles' death, what does the family hear Maretha doing at the end of the first act?
2. How does Sutter kill Boy Charles?
3. What was Wining Boy's occupation while he was married?
4. Which of the following characters is NOT involved in stealing the piano from the Sutter home?
5. What sound is heard by the characters who attempt to move the piano?
Short Essay Questions
1. What connection does Doaker make between travel and happiness?
2. What religious rationalization does Boy WIllie have for the revenge he is seeking against the Sutter family?
3. What happens when Berniece threatens Boy Willie with the gun?
4. What story does Boy Willie tell his sister about the dog he had as a child?
5. How do Boy Willie and Lymon end up in Pittsburgh?
6. What does Boy Willie believe about the laws of the white man?
7. What happens between Boy Willie and Grace once they left to return to her apartment?
8. What type of encounter does Boy Willie explain that he has had with the piano's potential buyer on his way home from Grace's?
9. What happens when Boy Willie and Lymon attempt to move the piano for its potential buyer?
10. How did Sutter react to the disappearance of his prized piano?
There are many examples of prisons throughout this play, which are figurative, symbolic, and literal. Choose two examples of imprisonments that the characters find themselves in and compare/contrast the impact of the imprisonment in one of the character's lives. Briefly explain what that character does to fight against the various imprisonments in his or her life.
Both Cleotha and Crawley are remembered by their mourning spouses throughout the play. Explain how Crawley and Cleotha died and compare/contrast the ways that their spouses keep their memories alive.
The Charles family spends a lot of time arguing about their family legacy. Choose one instance in which the Charles family attempts to discuss their family history. What object is used as a symbol for their family's legacy? How is that object treated by the family? How does the treatment of the object reflect the family history it will leave behind?
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