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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When is Act 3, Scene 3 set?
2. What type of attitude has Al Smith had toward FDR in the past?
3. What does FDR convince Al Smith to put on the schedule of the Democratic National Convention?
4. Which character does FDR refer to as a "man of iron"?
5. Which two characters argue at the end of Act 2, Scene 2?
Essay Topic 1
Discuss how the settings of the play are designed to affect the mood of the drama. How do the characters' placement onstage (blocking) affect the mood of the play? What effects do the changes of environment have on the characters in the play, particularly in regard to FDR's recuperation? How do mood and setting help express the themes being presented as the scenes change?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the progression of FDR's political ambitions throughout the play. How are his ambitions affected by his illness? How do relationships with other characters affect his political ambitions? Are FDR's political views easily swayed by the influences of external events?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the use of symbolism in the play. What is the significance of FDR's 10 steps? Discuss the significance of FDR's need to stand for the duration of his speech. What is the significance of FDR's crawling? Discuss the significance of the progress FDR makes emotionally by becoming physically independent.
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