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. Who is assigned the title role in the evening's play reading?

2. Why does FDR practice crawling?

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

4. How are Eleanor and the children leaving Campobello?

5. What plan does Mr. Howe devise to prevent reporters from seeing FDR on a stretcher?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does FDR's experience with polio affect his character?

2. What purpose does FDR believe his infirmity serves?

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

4. Describe the family's evening entertainment in Act 1, Scene 1.

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

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

7. What is Jimmy's role in Scene 3 of Act 3?

8. Describe the scene in which FDR finds himself in Scene 3 of Act 3.

9. Describe FDR and Mr. Howe's relationship.

10. Why does FDR tell Missy to change his membership status at the Golf Club?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain why FDR feels lonely inside a house filled with people. How does loneliness affect FDR's mood and behavior? What factors or events provoke FDR to combat his loneliness? How does he reduce his feeling of loneliness and become more active in society?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the use of irony in the play. What ironies result from the conflict between FDR's illness and his desire for political office? What is the purpose of the ironies evident in the play? Is irony an effective tool to change behavior?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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