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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why are Sethe and Beloved trying to gather strength?
(a) To have fun
(b) To make a dolls house
(c) To fight each other
(d) To go outside

2. How does Sethe know Beloved is her child?
(a) Because she looks like Sethe
(b) Because she has shown Sethe her birth certificate.
(c) Because of the scar on the back of her neck
(d) Because she is the spitting image of her father

3. What does Paul D tell Stamp Paid he does not want to see anymore of?
(a) Death
(b) Newspaper clippings
(c) Sad stories
(d) Photographs

4. Why did Paul D leave the Union army?
(a) They would not give blackmen rifles
(b) They tried to hang him
(c) He did nothing but cook and polish shoes
(d) They tortured blackmen

5. Why does Sethe think she does not have to explain anything to Beloved?
(a) Because she came back under her own free will
(b) Because she is a ghost
(c) Because she is her mother
(d) Because she tried to save her from a life of misery

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Paul D do when Sethe says there was not another way?

2. Who was the woman that Beloved saw putting leaves in a basket?

3. What does Beloved say came to mix the men with the women?

4. Why does the man chastise Paul D?

5. Whose story does the novel turn back to in chapter 15?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Denver stepping out of the house signify?

2. Why do Sethe and Denver need Beloved to be theirs?

3. Why does Morrison say loneliness can be dealt with by rocking in a fetal position?

4. Why did Sethe's sons leave to fight in the Civil War?

5. Is Paul D in denial that it is Sethe in the photograph?

6. Why do you think Halle smears butter over his face?

7. What do you think the single, unbroken paragraph in chapter twenty signifies?

8. What does Sethe walking around in circles symbolize?

9. What does the red ribbon Stamp carries around symbolize?

10. What does the fact Stamp hears dead black people signify?

(see the answer keys)

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