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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. Which character is described at the best progressive in the country?
2. In Act 1, Scene 1, what does the Roosevelt family decide to do after dinner?
3. How many children do the Roosevelts have?
4. In Act 1, Scene 3, what accent does Mr. Howe use to amuse FDR?
5. In Act 1, Scene 1, which child is given a piggy-back ride up the stairs?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Eleanor.
2. What epiphany does FDR experience about his mother at the end of Act 2?
3. Describe the setting of Act 1, Scene 1.
4. Describe Louis Howe.
5. Why does Eleanor burst into tears while reading a story to her children?
6. What would Sara like to have FDR do in Act 1, Scene 2?
7. Describe FDR in Act 1, Scene 1.
8. How do the speakers on the platform gain the crowd's attention in Act 3, Scene 3?
9. What information is given to the press about FDR's condition in Act 1, Scene 3?
10. How does FDR calm his nerves in Scene 2 of Act 3 as he waits to deliver his speech?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the use of irony in the play. What ironies result from the conflict between FDR's illness and his desire for political office? What is the purpose of the ironies evident in the play? Is irony an effective tool to change behavior?
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
What elements of friendship and family are valued by the characters in the book? What value is placed on friendship and family relationships, and what appreciation do family members and close friends show for one another? How do the relationships among the characters affect FDR's recovery?
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