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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 not want FDR to be involved in politics?
2. What does Mr. Howe give up in order to assist FDR in Act 1, Scene 2?
3. What does FDR claim is Mr. Howe's first love?
4. What plan does Mr. Howe devise to prevent reporters from seeing FDR on a stretcher?
5. How does FDR plan on going up the stairs at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Jimmy's role in Scene 3 of Act 3?
2. What is the purpose of Mr. Lassiter's visit?
3. Describe Sara.
4. Describe Missy LeHand.
5. Describe Eleanor.
6. How does FDR respond to Mr. Lassiter in Act 3, Scene 1?
7. What is the significance of FDR changing into his leg braces in Act 3, Scene 2?
8. Why does Mr. Lassiter oppose Al Smith's bid for the presidency?
9. Why do FDR and Mr. Howe disagree about the ending of his speech in Act 3, Scene 2?
10. Why do Sara and Mr. Howe argue in Act 1, Scene 2?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the effects of polio on FDR's character. How does the support or lack thereof that family and friends provide affect his recovery? What effect could paralysis have on FDR's political future? What role does the public's acceptance of FDR play in his decision to remain active in politics?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
How are suspense and fear used to motivate characters and progress the action of the play? How is suspense built onstage by using offstage characters and information? How does suspense add interest to the play and help express the themes of the play?
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