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 did Sue's mother instill in her?

2. What does Johnny-Boy try to give his mother after dinner?

3. After Sue is on the floor again, what does the Sheriff do?

4. What is Sue doing when she realizes someone is in her house?

5. What does Sue do when Johnny-Boy dozes off?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who comes into the house and what does she say?

3. How does Johnny-Boy respond to his mother's comments about his work?

4. How did life feel to Sue after Sug was arrested?

5. What does Sue resolve to do as they take her to the sheriff?

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

7. What does Sue do when she wakes with someone in her house?

8. What does Sue think about her sons?

9. What does the sheriff tell Sue and how does she respond?

10. What happens when Booker comes into the clearing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

As we have suspected from nearly the beginning of the story, Johnny-Boy is killed. The death of Sue, on the other hand, comes as a bit of a surprise.

1. Were you surprised when Sue was killed? Why or why not?

2. Do you think Sue's death was foreshadowed in the story? Why or why not? Use examples from the story to support your answer.

3. Do you think the death of Sue and her son could have happened in the present time? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

When Sue tells one of the men that she is sure her son will eventually be killed, the man tells her that his life can be spared if he gives them the names of his comrades. Sue replies that she knows her son will not do this and so she is prepared for his death.

1. How did you respond to Sue's handling of this part of the situation?

2. Do you think this behavior on Sue's part is realistic in the real world? Why or why not?

3. If your child's life was at stake what would you do in Sue's position?

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