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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. Zora's first job naturally progresses into _________.

2. Where was Zora's father from?

3. Zora felt she had not been adequately appreciated for ______________.

4. What made Zora stand out in the group at Gilbert & Sullivan?

5. Zora was able to make friends at school despite ________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Zora's family object to her mother's agreement to marry John Hurston?

2. Why did the actors of Gilbert and Sullivan tease Zora? What was her relationship with them?

3. In "School Again," how was Zora able to overcome her struggles?

4. In Eatonville, what was the expected protocol for handling a dispute? How did the townspeople respond if people deviated from this standard?

5. In terms of academics, why was Zora' work experience valuable but unfulfilling?

6. What kind of relationship or effect did Zora have on the adults in her life?

7. Why wouldn't Zora return to her brother and his wife?

8. How did Zora stand out with the others at Gilbert and Sullivan? Why did this aid her?

9. Was Zora supported in her academic determination and abilities?

10. Were there dual sides to Zora's personality? Are these positive or negative? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Zora is a very independent person. However, she has received assistance through her life. Discuss Zora in relationship to patronage.

Essay Topic 2

Zora often reverts back to her youthful perspective to analyze situations. Discuss Zora's perception. What do we learn about Zora by seeing her youth and adulthood side by side?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Zora's approach to men in her romantic life and how this ties to events prior to her maturity.

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