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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. Which character does FDR refer to as a "man of iron"?
3. How had Mr. Lassiter first contacted FDR?
4. When is Act 3, Scene 2 set?
5. Why doesn't FDR eat dinner with his family at the end of Act 2, Scene 2?
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 FDR's relationship with Sara. Describe the control Sara has over FDR's life, both before and after his illness. What epiphany does FDR have about his mother after his illness? How does FDR's relationship with his mother change after he stands up to her?
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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