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?
The railroads of the town are extremely significant throughout the play.
Part 1. Explain the symbolism of a railroad as it pertains to Boy Willie's life.
Part 2. Explain the reasons why the railroad is important in Doaker's life.
Part 3. Explain why the railroad has come to be an important element in the supernatural elements of the play.
Music is another way for the Charles family to preserve their family history.
Part 1. Create a list of three scenes within the play during which music is present.
Part 2. Explain why the music of the play acts as a symbol of the Charles family history.
Part 3. Choose two characters from the Charles family and compare / contrast their relationship to music. This comparison could be regarding the piano music or the family singing.
The piano itself is arguably the strongest symbol in the entire play. Explain the history of the piano and briefly discuss why the physical structure of the piano can be seen as a symbol within the Charles family.
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