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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

Ostracization is a key theme in Jean Toomer's "Cane". Using at lease three chapters, discuss the theme and how it is executed. Whom do we see ostracized and by whom? How is it being done? Is this a reflection of society or an individual act?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout "Cane," Jean Toomer uses descriptions of nature. Compare and contrast examples of both the beauty and destruction of nature, finding three examples of each.

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