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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why did black people first start coming to Idlewild?
2. What does Ava do with her information about the Reverend?
3. What does Eddie say to Ava as they're walking?
4. Why does Ava feel satisfied about her interaction with Aretha?
5. What do Eddie, Joyce and Ava do to ensure Imani's safety when with her mother?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Two themes present themselves in these chapters: adversity and ignorance.
1. Explain what you think this statement means. Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. What do you think are the best ways to change people who are ignorant about social issues? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. Do you think Reverend Anderson's behavior in kicking Joyce from the church room reflects a harmful or helpful attitude on the part of a minister? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Cleage makes the case for an alternate view on the stereotypes assigned to black people by introducing people like Joyce, Ava and Eddie, whose goodness may be challenged at times but is always at the core of what they do.
1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
2. What do you think people can do to not judge others by stereotypes? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
3. How do you think stereotypes get started and how can they be stopped? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Gerry Anderson has told Mattie that taking back the child will also guarantee the young girl the monthly income provided by the foster care system.
1. Do you think mothers who cannot support their children should be supported by the government? Why or why not?
2. If you were a judge who had to decide where Imani should live what would you decide? Why?
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