Elbow Room Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. How does Rogers characterize Charles's talent?

2. In what month did Ginny and Paul get married?

3. What does Mrs. Richards say when Louis asks if Clair is close to anyone?

4. What do the people chant?

5. Who does the narrator say work in the neighborhood?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Mrs. Richards bets a woman is fattening Louis up for the fry, about what does Louis think?

2. What happens when Charles interrupts his attorney's summation?

3. What does Clair talk about during her part of the dinner?

4. What does Leon say that causes her to call her husband a bigot?

5. Describe the character Clair as seen through Louis's eyes.

6. What does Jed Jones say happened after he heard the shots?

7. What is the first parable about the narrator shares?

8. What does the group of storytellers who Ginny joined consider themselves and what happens to change this?

9. What does the narrator say great literature has given way to?

10. What does Paul do after months of silence at the mental hospital?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"The Story of a Scar"- In what ways does the woman believe men should think about women? How does this compare to how the narrator (a man) points out they do think about women? In what way do these ideas relate to how the story ends?

Essay Topic 2

"Problems of Art" - In what way does this story deal with the fate of blacks in a white-controlled judicial system? Do you believe Mrs. Farragot was wise to insist on a white attorney? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

"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?

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