Cane Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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

Women play a huge role in Jean Toomer's "Cane". How are they depicted? Does Toomer seem to respect or disrespect women? Which characters do we see supporting this assertion?

Essay Topic 2

Doubt in relationships plays a large role in character development in "Cane". Where do we see doubt taking place? Whom or what is being doubted? How does the author portray this to the reader, and in what ways is it effective? What does this doubt mean in the larger societal context?

Essay Topic 3

Toomer includes many examples of interracial relationships within "Cane." Using at least two examples, discuss the author's feelings on said relationships. How are interracial couples treated at the time by society? What adversities do they face, and how do they deal with these?

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