Beloved Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Paul say badly abused the slaves at Sweet Home?

2. What did Baby Suggs turn the outside kitchen into?

3. Who does Denver think Beloved is?

4. What does Sethe make so she and Beloved can enjoy good times together?

5. What does Stamp Paid show Paul D?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think think that the slaves take names such as Baby Suggs?

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

3. What do the diamonds signify in the water?

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

5. What dose Sethe mean when she says "Me, me"?

6. In chapter twenty-two what do you think Beloved's story is about?

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

8. Why does Paul D mention that Sethe has two legs?

9. What does the black statue outside the Bodwin's signify?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Paul D, Sethe, and Denver spend a day at the carnival set aside for black people. They enjoy it because they get to laugh at white people.

1) What would you think of white people if you were a black person during this time? Would you hide your feelings?

2) Think about if you were white. How difficult would it be to form a decent opinion of black people when society went out of its way to dehumanize them? Do you think white people's upbringings conditioned them to treat black people so badly?

Essay Topic 2

Look at the historical setting of the novel.

1) What were the rights of the ex-slaves? Were their lives any better? What kind of jobs did they get?

2) Was slavery completely abolished at this time?

Essay Topic 3

In the book, Baby Suggs preached ex-slaves to like themselves again. What role did religion play in abolition of slavery? Was Christianity the African American's native religion? If not, why did they embrace it so fully?

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