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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. What does Mr. Howe buy in Act 2, Scene 1?
2. Which character comforts Jimmy about FDR's condition at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2?
3. In Act 1, Scene 3, which character does FDR ask to come to the hospital on Thursday morning?
4. What diagnosis does the first specialist in Act 1, Scene 2, give for FDR's condition?
5. Which character is asked to read FDR's speeches on his behalf?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Woodrow Wilson's letter affect FDR?
2. What are FDR's plans for standing during his speech?
3. Why does FDR tell Missy to change his membership status at the Golf Club?
4. How does FDR's physical infirmity begin in Act 1, Scene 1?
5. Describe Missy LeHand.
6. How does FDR use his creativity and industriousness to aid in his own recovery?
7. What is the significance of FDR's attempt to walk at the end of Act 2?
8. Describe FDR and Mr. Howe's relationship.
9. In Act 1, Scene 3, why does Sara disagree with Mr. Howe and Eleanor about the method they are using to transport FDR to New York?
10. What is FDR's mood upon leaving the house in Act 1, Scene 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does FDR demonstrate his determination and resourcefulness in the play? Compare FDR's need for determination and resourcefulness both before and after his illness. How does polio strengthen FDR? What effect could his determination and resourcefulness have on his ability to lead others?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how the settings of the play are designed to affect the mood of the drama. How do the characters' placement onstage (blocking) affect the mood of the play? What effects do the changes of environment have on the characters in the play, particularly in regard to FDR's recuperation? How do mood and setting help express the themes being presented as the scenes change?
Essay Topic 3
What vulnerabilities does FDR demonstrate? How does FDR express the fears his vulnerabilities create? How do other characters attempt to protect FDR's vulnerabilities, and what effect do their actions have on his character?
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