Zoot Suit Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What kind of cops are leading the investigation that Henry is involved in?

2. According to El Pachuco, what do people think Henry is?

3. Who represents the people who learn about life by reading about it?

4. El Pachuco describes the "Pachuco" as part mythic what?

5. What does El Pachuco do when Henry's mother and father leave?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens after Della's testimony?

2. Why is Henry pleased by Alice's reaction when he tells her that he is dropping out of the appeal?

3. Who do Alice and George represent?

4. What happens when Henry sees Della after his release from prison?

5. What are Della and Henry doing at the beginning of Della's story about the Sleepy Lagoon murders?

6. What is the comparison the author draws between the war and the trial?

7. What is happening during Act 1, scene 1?

8. What news does George give the boys when he visits them in jail?

9. What does Henry's choice between the two women symbolize?

10. What do the dual roles of the Press and Edwards suggest?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the three different narration techniques used in describing the riots? Are they effective? Why or why not? Cite examples from the play to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Using examples from the play, explain how the tension between whites and Chicanos is shown and what effect this tension has on the play.

Essay Topic 3

What is satire and how is it used in the play? Cite examples from the play to support your answer.

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