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. When contemplating what sort of life Fern might have, how does the author compare love to prejudice?
2. With which physical attribute on others is Esther preoccupied?
3. At twenty-two, how does Esther decide that she feels about Barlo?
4. What does the blade of the mower cut in "Reapers"?
5. Where does the whistle mark the end of the day's shift?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Rhobert feel about his personal struggles affecting his family?
2. How does Cloine relate physically to the speaker's emotions in "Evening Song"?
3. How do men react after being rejected by Fern?
4. According to the poem "Cotton Song," what must a man do in order to be judged kindly on Judgment Day?
5. What does Paul want from Bona?
6. As Karintha becomes a woman, what do young men do for her?
7. What are the "reapers" in the poem of the same name?
8. How does Karintha act out as a 12-year-old?
9. How does the author describe both the African and Christian God in "Conversion"?
10. How is the sound of the storm described in "Storm Ending"?
Essay Topic 1
Throughout "Cane," the reader is shown men in danger of temptation. By what are these men tempted? How do they give into or resist this temptation? What are the potential benefits or consequences of this temptation? What might we infer Toomer is trying to say about temptation?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the stories written about theaters ("Box Seat" and Theater"). How are the characters in the stories similar/different? What does the theater represent in each?
Essay Topic 3
The redemptive nature of Christianity is a major theme in "Cane". How do we see redemption being played out in both the stories and poems of "Cane"? From what and how are characters redeemed? Is the God that Toomer presents a vengeful or forgiving God?
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