Bright and Morning Star Test | Mid-Book 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. What does Sue do when Johnny-Boy gets ready to leave the house?

2. What seemed to continually test Sue's faith?

3. What is she told after she speaks to the sheriff?

4. What did Sue's mother instill in her?

5. When is Johnny-Boy happiest?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the other men with the sheriff respond to what she says to him?

2. What does Sue do with the gun and where does she go? What does she see as she approaches?

3. How does Reva feel about Sue's answers to her questions?

4. How does Sue feel about facing down the sheriff and what does she do?

5. How does Sue feel and what does she tell Booker when he offers to help her?

6. What does the sheriff ask Sue and what is her reply? What does the sheriff do after she replies to him?

7. What does Booker tell Sue as she struggles to her feet?

8. How does Sue see Booker when she comes to after the sheriff's beating?

9. What does Sue realize about Johnny-Boy and his work?

10. What does Johnny-Boy do when Sue is standing near him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As the crowbar breaks his legs, Johnny-Boy turns his face away from his mother. A few moments later, he turns back to her and asks her to leave.

1. Why do you think Johnny-Boy turned his face away from his mother?

2. Why do you think Johnny-Boy asks Sue to leave?

3. Do you think Sue should have done as her son asked? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

We also see that, despite her son's beliefs, Sue still feels a great deal of hate and distrust with respect to white people.

1. Do you think Sue's feelings towards white people are justified?

2. Some people call the idea of minorities hating the majority "reverse prejudice." What do you think this means and do you believe it exist?

Essay Topic 3

The sheriff then asks Sue where the meeting is supposed to be held. Sue refuses to tell them and so the sheriff once again threatens to kill Johnny-Boy. Despite the fact that she knows her son will almost certainly die, Sue is proud of her defiance, pride and strength.

1. Would you agree that what Sue did was an act of pride and strength? Why or why not?

2. How far would you be willing to go to protect people if you belonged to a group that was against the law? Explain what you would do and why you would chose it.

3. Do you think that Sue being willing to let them kill her son to protect his comrades is the sign of a bad mother? Why or why not?

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