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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 told FDR, "It is only once in a generation that a people can be lifted above material things."
2. What household item has been used in the construction of FDR's wheelchair?
3. In Act 1, Scene 1, which child is given a piggy-back ride up the stairs?
4. What sends FDR to bed early in Act 1, Scene 1?
5. Which parts of FDR's body are obviously still paralyzed at the end of Act 1, Scene 3?
Short Essay Questions
1. What struggles does Anna have in Act 2?
2. What information is given to the press about FDR's condition in Act 1, Scene 3?
3. How does FDR fill his day while recuperating in his New York home?
4. How does Woodrow Wilson's letter affect FDR?
5. Why does FDR tell Missy to change his membership status at the Golf Club?
6. What meaning does the poem "Invictus" have for FDR?
7. How does FDR interact with his children after his illness?
8. How could FDR be lonely in a house full of people?
9. Why doesn't Sara like Mr. Howe?
10. What opinion does FDR have of Al Smith?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What elements of friendship and family are valued by the characters in the book? What value is placed on friendship and family relationships, and what appreciation do family members and close friends show for one another? How do the relationships among the characters affect FDR's recovery?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how FDR's privileged upbringing may have affected the development of his character. What expectations does Sara have for her son, and why? What perceptions does FDR have of privilege before his illness and what factors influenced his views? How does FDR's illness affect his perception of privilege?
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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