Elijah of Buxton Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tells Mr. Leroy that Elijah is not as smart as Emma Collins?

2. Why does Elijah think that they should not have church on Sundays?

3. Why does Elijah want to attend the meeting in chapter 18?

4. Who does Mr. Freeman suggest go with the preacher to make a deal with John Jarvey?

5. What causes Elijah to have to return to Mr. Segee's in chapter 13 to trade Flapjack for a horse?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following in an essay, using quotes from the novel to support your conclusions:

1) Point of view

2) Structure

3) Language

Essay Topic 2

How does Elijah catch up to the preacher? Where does he find him? What has happened to the preacher? How does Elijah react to this? What does Elijah think the figures near the wall are when he first sees them? What danger do these figures pose for Elijah? What might have happened to Elijah in the stable? What does happen? How does Elijah return to Buxton? What does this say about the overall moral of the story?

Essay Topic 3

Why did Mr. Leroy want Elijah to go with him to recover his money? What purpose did Mr. Leroy need Elijah to serve for him? What happens when Mr. Leroy and Elijah arrive in the small village where the preacher gambled away all of Mr. Leroy's money? Who does Mr. Leroy think Elijah is at the end? How does Mr. Leroy die? How does Elijah react to Mr. Leroy's death?

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