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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. Who sends a letter that brightens FDR's mood in Act 2, Scene 1?
2. Which character does not want FDR to be involved in politics?
3. Which character believes that FDR's destiny is in politics?
4. Whom does Eleanor fire in Act 2, Scene 1?
5. In Act 1, Scene 3, which character does FDR ask to come to the hospital on Thursday morning?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does FDR interact with his children after his illness?
2. In Act 1, Scene 3, why does Sara disagree with Mr. Howe and Eleanor about the method they are using to transport FDR to New York?
3. Describe FDR and Mr. Howe's relationship.
4. How does FDR fill his day while recuperating in his New York home?
5. What concerns do both FDR and Al Smith have about the assistance he will provide Smith?
6. What are FDR's plans for standing during his speech?
7. What purpose does FDR believe his infirmity serves?
8. How does Woodrow Wilson's letter affect FDR?
9. What opinion does FDR have of Al Smith?
10. Why does FDR tell Missy to change his membership status at the Golf Club?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the factors that motivate the characters in the play. How do these motivations develop and change through the course of the play? What lessons are learned by the characters as their motivations change?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the balance between hope and despair evident in the play. How do the action and dialogue of the play affect that balance? How is the balance between hope and despair used to express the themes of the play? In the end, which emotion do the characters experience and why?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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