Elbow Room Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Harold consult to help him with strategy?

2. What is Ruth waiting for an opening to tell Harold?

3. Why does Charles's lawyer want his crime to be called manslaughter?

4. When do the Germans insist on visiting?

5. What name does Fredricka prefer not to be called?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

"Widows and Orphans"- In what ways does this story look at blacks who have escaped the rural life in a disparaging manner? Do you believe this view still exists today? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

"I Am an American"- In what way is the character of Leon a good Samaritan? In what ways does Leon rely on stereotypes? What prejudices are shown in this novel? How are they demonstrated?

Essay Topic 3

"Elbow Room"- Do you believe the baby should be white and blind or black and self-blinded? Which is the better situation? Why do you feel that way?

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