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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 tells Ada at a Christmas party that she should marry Inman?
2. Who does Ruby suggest came up with the idea of celebrating Thanksgiving?
3. Why did Ada believe she was the product of a marriage of convenience?
4. What happens to Inman after he drinks some fluid Lila gave him?
5. What confession does the person Inman meets at Deep River make?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Ruby believe is a waste of time?
2. Who is Odell and what story does he tell Inman?
3. What happens when Inman attempts to cross a river using the canoe of a young Indian woman?
4. Why did Inman decide he would like to meet Ada?
5. What happened to Ruby when she was only four?
6. To whom does Junior sell Inman and Veasey for $5 a head?
7. What is the main topic of conversation when Ada and Ruby visit Monroe's friend, Mrs. McKennet?
8. Why have Ada and her father moved to Black Cove?
9. What does Inman leave money for even as he steals it?
10. Inman comes across a preacher in the middle of the night. What does Inman stop the preacher from doing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss slavery. What is slavery? Was the Civil War about slavery? In what way? How is slavery represented in this novel? What do the main characters think of slavery? Did any of them own slaves? How did slavery affect their lives? How did the war affect their lives? How do the two things compare as far as their impact on the characters?
Essay Topic 2
Who is Inman? Why is Inman in the hospital? What has Inman done to be there? What war is Inman fighting? What side of the war is Inman fighting for? Why? Does Inman believe in the war? Why or why not? Why did Inman enlist? Why does Inman leave the hospital? Is Inman allowed to leave the hospital? What does Inman hope to find at the end of his travels?
Essay Topic 3
Why does Stobrod begin caring for the simple-minded man who joins the deserters? What does Stobrod hope to gain from this friendship? How does this friendship between her father and the simple man affect Ruby? What does this friendship say about Stobrod's character? Does this friendship show a change in Stobrod's character? How?
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