Go Tell It on the Mountain 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. What does Gabriel say God has promised him?

2. Who did Elizabeth meet in 1919?

3. Why does Elizabeth think she should have told Richard about her pregnancy?

4. How does Gabriel think he has made amends for his sin?

5. Why could Deborah not bear Gabriel children?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Go Tell It on the Mountains is said to be a semi-biographical account of Baldwin's life. What similarities does the novel have with Baldwin's life? What character is most like Baldwin and why? What details has Baldwin changed about his life and why did he change these details?

Essay Topic 2

How was thirties Harlem different to the Harlem today? Why did Harlem become such a hotbed for political activism and musicians? Was it the same in any other black ghetto areas in the states or is Harlem unique?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the affects of slavery. How did slavery affect the characters in the book? In what way was someone like John affected differently by slavery than someone like Gabriel? How does the memory of slavery affect African Americans today?

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