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. In Act 2, Scene 1, how does FDR retrieve stamps that have fallen on the floor?

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

3. Who is Grace?

4. Who is Missy LeHand?

5. In Act 1, Scene 2, where does Eleanor wish FDR could be moved?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mr. Howe comfort Jimmy in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. How does FDR use his creativity and industriousness to aid in his own recovery?

3. What is the significance of FDR's comment about taking his dog Duffy for a long run in the woods?

4. Why does Mr. Lassiter oppose Al Smith's bid for the presidency?

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

6. What concerns do both FDR and Al Smith have about the assistance he will provide Smith?

7. How does the crowd react to FDR in Act 3, Scene 3?

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

9. How does FDR interact with his children after his illness?

10. Describe Louis Howe.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 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 3

Discuss the use of poetic imagery in the poem "Invictus." Which forms of poetic imagery are used in the poem, and what senses do the words evoke? Since "Invictus" is FDR's favorite poem, what does its imagery reveal about FDR's perception of himself? What personal philosophy or belief could "Invictus" represent for FDR?

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