Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks: Summary, Themes & Analysis


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The play Topdog/Underdog premiered on Broadway in what year?

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1. The two main characters in the show are named for what US President and his assassin, John Wilkes-Booth.

2. What is the name of the con game that both brothers have played to make money?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks is a modern, award-winning play. This quiz will gauge your understanding of the major characters, themes, and historical importance of the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your understanding of the play by asking questions about:

  • When it was performed
  • Awards it won
  • Main characters
  • Major themes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the historical and thematic importance of this play
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the play and its historical importance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the play's themes and characters

Additional Learning

To learn more about Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks, review the accompanying article titled Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks: Summary, Themes & Analysis. This article goes in depth about the play and its:

  • Plot
  • Major themes
  • Historical significance