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. Which character does Sara accuse of riding on FDR's coattails?

2. Which character describes FDR as having "the body of a bull - disposition of a lamb?"

3. When is Act 1, Scene 1 set?

4. According to Mr. Howe in Act 2, Scene 2, whom does the Democratic Party consider to be their number one choice for governor?

5. How many children do the Roosevelts have?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sara anger Mr. Howe in Act 1, Scene 2?

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

3. Why does FDR continue to conduct business throughout his illness?

4. What is the significance of Sara's presence in Act 3, Scene 2?

5. Why does FDR refer to Jimmy as a "man of iron"?

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

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

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

9. How does Eleanor aid her husband in Act 2?

10. What epiphany does FDR experience about his mother at the end of Act 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

To what higher purpose does FDR feel he is called? What role does FDR's paralysis play in his decision to follow his new purpose in life? What skills or virtues has he learned that will prepare him for his new purpose? How does FDR's new purpose affect the other characters?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Jimmy's relationship with his father. How does FDR's perception of Jimmy change throughout the years? What impact does Jimmy have on FDR's recovery and political pursuits?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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