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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. In Act 1, Scene 1, what does the Roosevelt family decide to do after dinner?
2. Which character is described at the best progressive in the country?
3. When is Act 2, Scene 1 set?
4. Which character does not want FDR to be involved in politics?
5. Why does FDR practice crawling?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does FDR respond to the crowd in Act 3, Scene 3?
2. What does the speaker in Act 3, Scene 3 yell at the delegates?
3. Why does Mr. Lassiter oppose Al Smith's bid for the presidency?
4. Describe Sara.
5. How does FDR's experience with polio affect his character?
6. What is the significance of FDR's comment about taking his dog Duffy for a long run in the woods?
7. Why do FDR and Sara argue in Act 2, Scene 2?
8. Why doesn't Sara like Mr. Howe?
9. Describe the scene in which FDR finds himself in Scene 3 of Act 3.
10. What does FDR comment about as he reads the paper in Act 1, Scene 1?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the relationship between the protagonist and antagonist of the play. How do they relate to and affect each other? What conflicts arise between the two? How are these issues resolved? Which "character" is more successful and why?
Essay Topic 3
How are suspense and fear used to motivate characters and progress the action of the play? How is suspense built onstage by using offstage characters and information? How does suspense add interest to the play and help express the themes of the play?
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