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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. How does Sue feel about Reva?

2. What is the weather like at the opening of Bright and Morning Star?

3. Of what is Sue proud?

4. For whom does the cold and rain make Sue long?

5. What does Sue hear after she returns to her ironing after Reva left?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Sue first in the kitchen when she confronts who is in her house?

2. What does Sue do after she finishes her ironing?

3. Why can't Sue quit worrying about her son?

4. What does Reva do and what does she ask Sue?

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

6. What does Sue think about her sons?

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

8. What does Sue do about the admonishment from the men and what does the sheriff ask her?

9. Of what is Sue certain after she hears what Booker says about the sheriff?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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