Sunrise at Campobello Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Dore Schary
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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. How does FDR plan on going up the stairs at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?

2. What language does Granny encourage the children to speak?

3. Who is Babs?

4. Where is Act 2, Scene, 1 set?

5. How much time has passed between the end of Act 1, Scene 1, and the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does FDR respond to Mr. Lassiter in Act 3, Scene 1?

2. What is the purpose of Mr. Lassiter's visit?

3. Describe Louis Howe.

4. How does FDR fill his day while recuperating in his New York home?

5. Why do FDR and Mr. Howe disagree about the ending of his speech in Act 3, Scene 2?

6. How does FDR respond to the crowd in Act 3, Scene 3?

7. What are FDR's plans for standing during his speech?

8. What information is given to the press about FDR's condition in Act 1, Scene 3?

9. What is the significance of FDR's attempt to walk at the end of Act 2?

10. Why does Dr. Bennett describe FDR has having the "body of a bull -- disposition of a lamb"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss FDR's relationship with Sara. Describe the control Sara has over FDR's life, both before and after his illness. What epiphany does FDR have about his mother after his illness? How does FDR's relationship with his mother change after he stands up to her?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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