Delicious Foods Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

James Hannaham
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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 the woman that tries to sell Darlene on going to work on a farm in Chapter 4: "We Named the Goat"?

2. What performer does Eddie think of as they lower his father's casket into the ground in Chapter 5: “Show Us the Planets”?

3. What does Eddie's mother throw at his face and bruise him in the year after his father died in Chapter 5: “Show Us the Planets”?

4. What sorority is Darlene a member of in college?

5. How much money does Eddie find in the wallet in the Prologue: "Little Muddy"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Tuck say Darlene had gone when speaking to Eddie in Chapter 10: “Drunken Bum Knows”?

2. What encounter is described between Eddie and Nacho Vasquez in Chapter 6: “Your Own Cord”?

3. How does Sparkplug describe Nat's murder to Eddie before he dies?

4. What led Darlene and Nat to transfer to a different college?

5. When does Darlene first "meet" Scotty? How is this encounter described?

6. What do Darlene's yellow shoes come to represent symbolically to her?

7. Why does Darlene choose to work with the men when she arrives at Delicious? What do they do?

8. What is revealed about Tuck's past in Chapter 12: “Obeah Juju”?

9. How does the narrator describe the journey in the minivan when Darlene went to Delicious Foods?

10. How is Eddie's life in Houston described in Chapter 2: “Blackbirds”?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the use of irony in Delicious Foods. What are examples of verbal irony in the narrative? What are examples of dramatic irony? What are examples of situational irony? What purpose do these examples serve?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the nonlinear structure of Delicious Foods. Why do you think that the author has chosen to relate the story in a nonlinear plot? How does this structure help to develop tension in the story? How would the story differ if it were told in a linear format?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the setting of Delicious Foods Farm. Where is the farm located? How are the living quarters for the workers described? How large is the farm?

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