Caucasia Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Taj?

2. Which character does Dot call at the beginning of Chapter 16?

3. According to Ronnie Parkman, how long do Deck and Cole stay in Brazil?

4. What does Jim scold Birdie for in Chapter 9?

5. In Chapter 12, why is Birdie taunted by the boys in town?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Samantha.

2. Who is Jim?

3. How does Birdie finance her trip to California?

4. Who is Exu and why does Birdie pray to him?

5. How does Nicholas offend Birdie in Chapter 10?

6. What does Birdie do after Dennis' party?

7. How does Birdie endanger her and Sandy's cover story?

8. Why does Birdie feel betrayed by Sandy in Chapter 13?

9. Why do the girls in New Hampshire make fun of Birdie in Chapter 9?

10. Describe Corvette.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Birdie and Samantha's characters. What compromises have both characters made and how do those compromises affect their development? What could have motivated Birdie to ignore rather than befriend Samantha? What could have motivated Samantha to remain silent about her knowledge of Birdie's racial heritage? What does Birdie desperately want Samantha to do, and why?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the significance of Birdie's relationship to Nicholas. What lesson does Sandy teach Birdie about men and how does Nicholas fit into that lesson? What role does race play in Birdie's relationship with Nicholas? How might their relationship change once Birdie has established a life in Berkeley?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Sandy and Deck's attempts to promote racial equality. How does Deck plan to change perceptions of race? How does Sandy plan to change perceptions of race? How do their actions and attitudes affect their children, their families, and their own characters? What might Deck be trying to prove? What might Sandy be trying to prove?

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