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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Booker need in order to do what he offers to do?
2. What does Sue say when Reva asks if Johnny-Boy came home?
3. What does she take with her?
4. What does Sue see after she crosses the creek?
5. Who is Booker?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In this section, we also see Sue handle the first of many decisions she will need to make during this story. Recall how, when deciding to tell Johnny-Boy about the potential for trouble, Sue decides to first wait until he has had his dinner and then delays even further by waiting until he has had a chance to rest.
1. Do you think Sue has a difficult time making decisions? Why or why not?
2. If you were in Sue's position, would you have handled the situation with Johnny-Boy the same way? If not, how would you have done it? If so, why?
3. Do you think procrastinating about almost any decision is a way of making a decision? Why or why not?
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
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?
This section contains 2,181 words
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