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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. "Prayer" deals with the thematic tug and pull between what two issues?
2. What is Tom's reaction when men mention Louisa and Bob?
3. In "Calling Jesus," when does the dog of the woman described nuzzle up to the speaker?
4. What is the best description of the storm in "Storm Ending"?
5. In what state do the speaker and Avey have an encounter in the park?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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 intersection of Black and white society in the early twentieth century is discussed thoroughly in "Cane". Where do we see this intersection? How does it affect the daily lives of those belonging to each community? Are the interactions wrought of this intersection positive or negative? What might the author be attempting to say about Black/white relations?
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