Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Discuss the characteristics of Florence King. What is her writing style like? For what social and political beliefs is she most known?
2. Describe Louise King and the setting of Chapter 1. What year was Mama born? Where did she grow up? What was Ballston like during this time period?
3. Discuss Herb King and his relationship with Mama as described in the narrative. How long did Mama and Herb date before marrying? Where did they meet?
4. Describe Granny (Lura Ruding nee Upton) and Jensy Custis in the narrative. What role did Granny...
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