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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is assigned the title role in the evening's play reading?
2. Where is Granny in Act 1, Scene 1?
3. Who writes FDR's speeches?
4. Which parts of FDR's body are obviously still paralyzed at the end of Act 1, Scene 3?
5. According to FDR, what has given him strength through his illness?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the setting of Act 1, Scene 1.
2. How does Eleanor aid her husband in Act 2?
3. What is FDR's mood upon leaving the house in Act 1, Scene 3?
4. What meaning does the poem "Invictus" have for FDR?
5. What is the purpose of Mr. Lassiter's visit?
6. What would Sara like to have FDR do in Act 1, Scene 2?
7. How does Sara anger Mr. Howe in Act 1, Scene 2?
8. Describe Louis Howe.
9. How does FDR's physical infirmity begin in Act 1, Scene 1?
10. How does the general public react to the news of FDR's disability?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
To what higher purpose does FDR feel he is called? What role does FDR's paralysis play in his decision to follow his new purpose in life? What skills or virtues has he learned that will prepare him for his new purpose? How does FDR's new purpose affect the other characters?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the effects of polio on FDR's character. How does the support or lack thereof that family and friends provide affect his recovery? What effect could paralysis have on FDR's political future? What role does the public's acceptance of FDR play in his decision to remain active in politics?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the progression of FDR's political ambitions throughout the play. How are his ambitions affected by his illness? How do relationships with other characters affect his political ambitions? Are FDR's political views easily swayed by the influences of external events?
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