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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. What language does Marie primarily speak in Act 1, Scene 1?
3. How many sons does FDR have?
4. How many daughters does FDR have?
5. In Act 1, Scene 1, which child is given a piggy-back ride up the stairs?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Eleanor.
2. Describe the family's evening entertainment in Act 1, Scene 1.
3. What is Jimmy's role in Scene 3 of Act 3?
4. How does Sara anger Mr. Howe in Act 1, Scene 2?
5. What does FDR comment about as he reads the paper in Act 1, Scene 1?
6. In Act 3, Scene 1, what does FDR suspect that the Democratic Party wants him to do?
7. What different diagnoses are given for FDR's condition?
8. What purpose does FDR believe his infirmity serves?
9. What is the significance of FDR changing into his leg braces in Act 3, Scene 2?
10. How does Mr. Howe prevent the press from photographing FDR while he is being carried out of the house?
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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