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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 parts of FDR's body are obviously still paralyzed at the end of Act 1, Scene 3?
2. Why isn't there a phone in the house?
3. Where is Dr. Lovett's practice?
4. At the end of Act 1, Scene 3, which character is left behind to close up the house at Campobello?
5. Why does FDR practice crawling?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are FDR's plans for standing during his speech?
2. How does FDR respond to Mr. Lassiter in Act 3, Scene 1?
3. How does FDR fill his day while recuperating in his New York home?
4. What information is given to the press about FDR's condition in Act 1, Scene 3?
5. How does FDR respond to the crowd in Act 3, Scene 3?
6. Why does FDR continue to conduct business throughout his illness?
7. How does Eleanor aid her husband in Act 2?
8. Describe Louis Howe.
9. Describe FDR and Mr. Howe's relationship.
10. What is the significance of FDR's comment about taking his dog Duffy for a long run in the woods?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the use of poetic imagery in the poem "Invictus." Which forms of poetic imagery are used in the poem, and what senses do the words evoke? Since "Invictus" is FDR's favorite poem, what does its imagery reveal about FDR's perception of himself? What personal philosophy or belief could "Invictus" represent for FDR?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the use of symbolism in the play. What is the significance of FDR's 10 steps? Discuss the significance of FDR's need to stand for the duration of his speech. What is the significance of FDR's crawling? Discuss the significance of the progress FDR makes emotionally by becoming physically independent.
Essay Topic 3
Explain why FDR feels lonely inside a house filled with people. How does loneliness affect FDR's mood and behavior? What factors or events provoke FDR to combat his loneliness? How does he reduce his feeling of loneliness and become more active in society?
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