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. Where is Sug at the beginning of the story?
2. What does Sue need to do with the clothes in the zinc wash tub?
3. Why does Sue protect her sons?
4. Why was one of Sue's sons arrested a year ago?
5. What does Sue hear after she returns to her ironing after Reva left?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Reva do and what does she ask Sue?
2. What does the sheriff say to Sue as they come up to him?
3. What does Sue do after she finishes her ironing?
4. What happens to Sue first in the kitchen when she confronts who is in her house?
5. What does Sue tell Booker eventually and how does she feel about it?
6. What does Sue resolve to do as they take her to the sheriff?
7. How does Sue react to Reva's thoughts on the situation?
8. Who comes into the house and what does she say?
9. What does Sue do when she feels she wants to be alone?
10. What happens when Booker comes into the clearing?
Essay Topic 1
Before Sue leaves, she goes into Johnny-Boy's bedroom to get the gun that he keeps in his dresser drawer.
1. Do you think Sue is wrong to take a gun with her?
2. If you were in Sue's position would you have taken the gun? Why or why not?
3. Sue seems to believe the only way she can help her son is to kill Booker. Explain why you do or do not believe this is true.
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 says that she told Johnny-Boy what Reva had said earlier, Reva seems pleased and tells Sue that she knew everything would turn out fine. Hearing Reva's exuberance proves to be too much for Sue and she finds herself near tears. However, she also knows that she must remain strong for the young woman's sake and so she remains stoic.
1. Why do you think Sue believes she has to remain stoic?
2. Explain, using examples from the story the meaning of stoic.
3. Do you think it would be better for Sue to be honest with Reva? Why or why not?
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