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

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 2

As pastor of a church, Margaret's ability to lead isn't questioned until Luke's return. In Act II, Brother Boxer even says, "She done forgot it ain't the woman supposed to lead, it's the man." What role does Margaret's marriage play in her ability to lead a church as pastor? Does her marriage make her less holy in the eyes of her congregation?

Essay Topic 3

In Act II, Luke tells his son that music is just a moment. Discuss what is most important in life, according to Luke.

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