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. Why was the narrator's favorite waitress fired?

2. Why did Clair invite Louis to Los Angeles?

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

4. What do the people chant?

5. What does Louis keep thinking of as he attends the dinner?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

"The Silver Bullet" - In what way does this story show that everyone is corrupt? Do you agree that there is much more corruption in society? 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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