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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Brother Boxer in Act II, where has David been spending time?
2. Who says, "The way that box is going, you wouldn't of hear the Holy Ghost come in"?
3. Who is the first to begin singing in Act II?
4. Who says, "he dying in his sins" during Act II?
5. Who mentions David leaving home?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In speaking to Ida Jackson in the first act, Margaret says, "Maybe the Lord wants you to leave that man." Why do you think Margaret says this? Is she comparing Ida Jackson's situation to her own? Do you think Margaret is suggesting that God is making the baby sick to send a message? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
In Act II, Luke tells his son that music is just a moment. Discuss what is most important in life, according to Luke.
Essay Topic 3
James Baldwin is noted for writing about African American issues during his lifetime. Although his characters in "The Amen Corner" are African American, the central theme is religion. During Act III, Margaret tells her son about "boys like you down home" and that "I seen them go down." She presents religion to her son as a way to escape this path. Do you believe Baldwin wrote about African American issues in this scene or others in "The Amen Corner"? Give examples to support your answer.
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