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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 3, what accent does Mr. Howe use to amuse FDR?
2. Which character describes FDR as having "the body of a bull - disposition of a lamb?"
3. According to FDR, what has given him strength through his illness?
4. Which character is dressed as an Indian at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 3?
5. What does Eleanor not want her children to see?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does FDR ask Missy to procure a blueprint of Madison Square Garden?
2. What concerns do both FDR and Al Smith have about the assistance he will provide Smith?
3. Why doesn't Sara like Mr. Howe?
4. Why does Dr. Bennett describe FDR has having the "body of a bull -- disposition of a lamb"?
5. How does Eleanor aid her husband in Act 2?
6. What is the purpose of Mr. Lassiter's visit?
7. What does FDR mean in Act 1, Scene 1, when he asks Eleanor to keep him from "getting into deep water"?
8. How could FDR be lonely in a house full of people?
9. How does FDR respond to the crowd in Act 3, Scene 3?
10. How does FDR respond to Mr. Lassiter in Act 3, Scene 1?
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
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 fate and destiny in the play. What destiny is FDR fated to receive, and what lessons are learned by other characters as a result? Does Schary present destiny as a predetermined fate or a result of personal choice and hard work?
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