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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 2, where does Eleanor wish FDR could be moved?
2. What does FDR receive from Granny in Act 1, Scene 1?
3. What language does Granny encourage the children to speak?
4. Which character offers to help with the children in Act 1, Scene 2?
5. Which character describes FDR as having "the body of a bull - disposition of a lamb?"
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Sara anger Mr. Howe in Act 1, Scene 2?
2. What struggles does Anna have in Act 2?
3. How does FDR respond to Mr. Lassiter in Act 3, Scene 1?
4. How does the general public react to the news of FDR's disability?
5. What does FDR mean in Act 1, Scene 1, when he asks Eleanor to keep him from "getting into deep water"?
6. What information is given to the press about FDR's condition in Act 1, Scene 3?
7. How do the speakers on the platform gain the crowd's attention in Act 3, Scene 3?
8. Describe Missy LeHand.
9. What is the significance of Sara's presence in Act 3, Scene 2?
10. Describe Eleanor.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the different conflicts evident in the play. What types of literary conflicts exist, and which characters or elements interact in these conflicts? What is the major conflict, and how is it resolved after the climax?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how FDR's privileged upbringing may have affected the development of his character. What expectations does Sara have for her son, and why? What perceptions does FDR have of privilege before his illness and what factors influenced his views? How does FDR's illness affect his perception of privilege?
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