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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mr. Howe drink in Act 3, Scene 1?
2. Why does Mr. Howe leave the house in Act 2, Scene 2?
3. What has happened to Bourke Cockran in Act 3, Scene 1?
4. Which state is also known as the "Nutmeg State"?
5. In Act 2, Scene 2, what does FDR tell Mr. Howe before his departure?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the use of fate and destiny in the play. What destiny is FDR fated to receive, and what lessons are learned by other characters as a result? Does Schary present destiny as a predetermined fate or a result of personal choice and hard work?
Essay Topic 3
To what higher purpose does FDR feel he is called? What role does FDR's paralysis play in his decision to follow his new purpose in life? What skills or virtues has he learned that will prepare him for his new purpose? How does FDR's new purpose affect the other characters?
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