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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the dog go at night in "Calling Jesus"?

2. Why does the speaker in "Harvest Song" beat his hands?

3. What does the speaker beat his hands against at the end of "Harvest Song"?

4. What event has just happened preceding the descriptions in "Seventh Street"?

5. Which part of the woman's body in "Her Lips are Copper Wire" are the transmitters?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In sections one and two of "Cane," we see a significant shift from viewing the experience of the rural African American to the urban African American. Compare and contrast the experience for rural and urban African Americans as depicted in "Cane".

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the racially charged "Cane," we see depictions of white men. How are they shown? In what ways do they interact with the Black community? How do they deal with racial stratification?

Essay Topic 3

The plight of the Black male is examined extensively within the pages of "Cane". Using at least three characters, discuss how Toomer uses individuals' stories to look at the issue of what it means to be a Black man. How are these characters expected to act? Toward women? Toward work? Toward spirituality? How do the characters deal with these expectations?

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