The Amen Corner Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who cries in Act II?

2. Who is the "funny, fast-talking, fiery" person mentioned in Act II?

3. When Margaret was delivering their baby, where was Luke?

4. In talking about the events that occurred ten years ago, Luke says that they were cursed for what reason?

5. In Act II, when does David say that he stopped believing?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The setting of the play is a church and home that join together. Why do you think the author did this? Was it just to make the scene setting easier as the action shifts from home to play or perhaps did Baldwin mean something more? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

In Act III, Margaret mentions carrying slops and scrubbing floors in asking "is that what I been slaving for all these long, hard years." Discuss the role of poverty in "The Amen Corner."

Essay Topic 3

In the first act, Margaret preaches on "Set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live." Discuss how her sermon foreshadows what is to come.

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