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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which state yields to New York?
2. When is Act 2, Scene 2, set?
3. Why does Mr. Howe leave the house in Act 2, Scene 2?
4. In Act 3, Scene 3, what song does the band play as FDR begins to walk on the platform?
5. In Act 3, Scene 3, how many steps must FDR take to reach the podium?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does FDR demonstrate his determination and resourcefulness in the play? Compare FDR's need for determination and resourcefulness both before and after his illness. How does polio strengthen FDR? What effect could his determination and resourcefulness have on his ability to lead others?
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
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?
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