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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. What language does Granny encourage the children to speak?
2. Where is Act 2, Scene, 1 set?
3. Why does Johnny dislike Mr. Howe?
4. What prognosis does Dr. Lovett have about FDR's symptoms?
5. In Act 1, Scene 2, where does Eleanor wish FDR could be moved?
Short Essay Questions
1. What meaning does the poem "Invictus" have for FDR?
2. What concerns do both FDR and Al Smith have about the assistance he will provide Smith?
3. How does FDR interact with his children after his illness?
4. Describe the setting of Act 1, Scene 1.
5. What purpose does FDR believe his infirmity serves?
6. How could FDR be lonely in a house full of people?
7. Why do Sara and Mr. Howe argue in Act 1, Scene 2?
8. What is Jimmy's role in Scene 3 of Act 3?
9. In Act 1, Scene 3, why does Sara disagree with Mr. Howe and Eleanor about the method they are using to transport FDR to New York?
10. Why does Eleanor burst into tears while reading a story to her children?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
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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