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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. Why did Johnny-Boy think it was necessary to take in so many members so quickly?
2. Who does Sue think is responsible for telling the sheriff about the meeting?
3. What does Sue hear after she returns to her ironing after Reva left?
4. What does the Sheriff do when he hears Sue yell at him?
5. Why was one of Sue's sons arrested a year ago?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sue think about her sons?
2. What does Johnny-Boy tell his mother about how he sees people?
3. How does Sue feel about Booker helping her and what does she do?
4. How does Sue feel about facing down the sheriff and what does she do?
5. What is the weather like in the beginning of this story and what is Sue thinking about as she looks out the window?
6. What does the sheriff do when Sue doesn't respond to his second request?
7. What does Johnny-Boy do when Sue is standing near him?
8. What is making Sue anxious?
9. Who does Sue hear coming in shortly after she finishes her ironing and what does she feel?
10. What does Sue realize about Johnny-Boy and his work?
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
Sue finally decides to go to the woods with a white sheet to retrieve her son's body.
1. What do you think the white sheet symbolizes in the story?
2. How do you think your mother or father would react in Sue's situation?
3. Why do you think Sue believes her son is dead? Does it seem morbid for a mother to go find her son with a sheet to wrap around his body? Why or why not?
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