Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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. How does FDR plan on going up the stairs at the end of Act 2, Scene 1?
2. What language does Granny encourage the children to speak?
3. Who is Babs?
4. Where is Act 2, Scene, 1 set?
5. How much time has passed between the end of Act 1, Scene 1, and the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does FDR respond to Mr. Lassiter in Act 3, Scene 1?
2. What is the purpose of Mr. Lassiter's visit?
3. Describe Louis Howe.
4. How does FDR fill his day while recuperating in his New York home?
5. Why do FDR and Mr. Howe disagree about the ending of his speech in Act 3, Scene 2?
6. How does FDR respond to the crowd in Act 3, Scene 3?
7. What are FDR's plans for standing during his speech?
8. What information is given to the press about FDR's condition in Act 1, Scene 3?
9. What is the significance of FDR's attempt to walk at the end of Act 2?
10. Why does Dr. Bennett describe FDR has having the "body of a bull -- disposition of a lamb"?
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the factors that motivate the characters in the play. How do these motivations develop and change through the course of the play? What lessons are learned by the characters as their motivations change?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the balance between hope and despair evident in the play. How do the action and dialogue of the play affect that balance? How is the balance between hope and despair used to express the themes of the play? In the end, which emotion do the characters experience and why?
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