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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 the opening of Act 1, Scene 1, where has FDR been all day?
2. What language does Marie primarily speak in Act 1, Scene 1?
3. What does Sara plan to discuss with FDR at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?
4. At the end of Act 2, Scene 1, what does Eleanor vow to never do again?
5. How many children do the Roosevelts have?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the significance of FDR's comment about taking his dog Duffy for a long run in the woods?
2. How does FDR's illness affect his body?
3. How does FDR's experience with polio affect his character?
4. Why does FDR ask Missy to procure a blueprint of Madison Square Garden?
5. Describe FDR and Mr. Howe's relationship.
6. How does Mr. Howe comfort Jimmy in Act 1, Scene 2?
7. In Act 3, Scene 1, what does FDR suspect that the Democratic Party wants him to do?
8. Describe Eleanor.
9. Describe FDR in Act 1, Scene 1.
10. Why does Mr. Lassiter oppose Al Smith's bid for the presidency?
Essay Topic 1
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.
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 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?
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