Cane Test | 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. How are the body and mind described in "Prayer"?

2. What wish is expressed by the speaker in "Beehive"?

3. How is the flesh of the woman described in "Portrait in Georgia"?

4. Who does Dan compare himself to when he makes the exclamation in the theater?

5. Who brags about his knowledge of women and that he could "get" Avey if he wanted to?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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?

Essay Topic 3

Much of "Cane" deals with race relations and the Black/white divide, but there are also many examples of segmentation within the Black community. Where do we see this happening in the book? Which characters experience being singled out or discriminated upon because of their skin tone? Who is doing this to them? How are their experiences similar/different?

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