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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. When is Act 2, Scene 1 set?
2. In Act 1, Scene 3, which character does FDR ask to come to the hospital on Thursday morning?
3. In Act 1, Scene 2, what does Mr. Howe wish that the house contained?
4. Which character dances for FDR in Act 1, Scene 3?
5. Which character does Sara accuse of riding on FDR's coattails?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do Sara and Mr. Howe argue in Act 1, Scene 2?
2. Why does FDR tell Missy to change his membership status at the Golf Club?
3. What is the purpose of Mr. Lassiter's visit?
4. How does the general public react to the news of FDR's disability?
5. How does Woodrow Wilson's letter affect FDR?
6. How does FDR respond to Mr. Lassiter in Act 3, Scene 1?
7. How does FDR's physical infirmity begin in Act 1, Scene 1?
8. Describe the setting of Act 1, Scene 1.
9. How does FDR fill his day while recuperating in his New York home?
10. What is Jimmy's role in Scene 3 of Act 3?
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
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 3
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.
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