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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 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 realizes that she does not fully subscribe to her sons' Communist beliefs, she knows that the Party is extremely important to them.

1. Communism as an ideal seems to be a just and compassionate system of government. The reality is far from the ideal. Why do you think that is true?

2. Do you think that everyone should have access to benefits such as food, clothing, shelter and health care, whether rich or poor? Why or why not?

3. After doing some research of the McCarthy era in America, do you think the U.S. government had the right to persecute people who believed communism was a good system for a society? Why or why not?

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