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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do Dorris and John speak about in the theater?
2. What does Helen think are Bona's feelings toward Paul?
3. Seventh Street is located in which city?
4. In "Calling Jesus," to what animal is the soul of the woman described compared?
5. What ethnicity is Paul?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1In 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 2The 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 3Throughout "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?
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