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

Margaret makes a big deal that people can't be truly holy if their minds on other things like reading comics or driving liquor trucks as part of their job. What else in "The Amen Corner" is showed as something that keeps people from being holy?

Essay Topic 2

Symbolism is used during "The Amen Corner." Baldwin makes a point of saying that Ida Jackson is "not dressed in white" in Act I and that Sisters Moore and Boxer are dressed in white in the final act. Discuss the use of and meaning of the color white.

Essay Topic 3

The church elders believe that Margaret is being hypocritical because she's not as holy and pure as she pretends to be. Discuss how the church elders are also being hypocritical.

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