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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 has the sheriff discovered that has him upset?
2. What does Sue repeat to the men?
3. Where is Sug at the beginning of the story?
4. What does Sue tell the sheriff?
5. Who is Sue thinking about in the opening paragraphs of the story?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Reva feel about Sue's answers to her questions?
2. What does Reva tell Sue?
3. What does Sue do after Reva leaves?
4. How does Sue feel and what does she tell Booker when he offers to help her?
5. What opinion does Sue express to her son about his work?
6. What does Reva do and what does she ask Sue?
7. What do Reva and Sue wonder about concerning the sheriff?
8. What happens as Sue rises to her feet?
9. How do the other men with the sheriff respond to what she says to him?
10. What does Johnny-Boy do when Sue is standing near him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
While it may seem inconceivable for a mother to stand by and watch her son be tortured, Sue knows that the emotional pain her son would feel if the other members of the party were seized would be far greater. And so, out of love for her son, she stands quietly by and does not respond to the sheriff's demands.
1. Do you think Sue was right or wrong to worry about her son's emotional pain? Why or why not?
2. How does Sue demonstrate her strength as she stands by while her son is tortured?
3. Do you think you could have done what Sue did? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
In this section, we also see Sue handle the first of many decisions she will need to make during this story. Recall how, when deciding to tell Johnny-Boy about the potential for trouble, Sue decides to first wait until he has had his dinner and then delays even further by waiting until he has had a chance to rest.
1. Do you think Sue has a difficult time making decisions? Why or why not?
2. If you were in Sue's position, would you have handled the situation with Johnny-Boy the same way? If not, how would you have done it? If so, why?
3. Do you think procrastinating about almost any decision is a way of making a decision? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Sue spends the next several hours huddled over her stove contemplating all that has happened. She knows that she will likely never see either of her sons again.
1. Would you consider this a foreshadow? Why or why not?
2. Do you think that Sue's feelings about her son are justified or is it imagination due to a mother's fear? Why or why not?
3. Do you think that most parents worry that something will happen to their child whenever a child leaves the home? Why or why not?
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