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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. Who does Raleigh see when he is on his way to commit the theft in Part 1, Chapter 7?
2. Who borrows Vera's car in Part 1, Chapter 9?
3. Who goes with Raleigh and Mingo to Lovie's house?
4. What is the name of the building where Raleigh works?
5. What is Raleigh reading when the story begins?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is missing from the murder investigation regarding Bonnie?
2. Discuss Mingo and Vera's weight.
3. Which three items does Raleigh learn the whereabouts of during his visit with Victoria? Discuss the whereabouts.
4. Discuss Raleigh's family health history and what he does to avoid the same health problems.
5. Explain the fight that Raleigh orchestrates at Lovie's party and his need to do so.
6. What does Raleigh toss out of his car when he is stopped by a police officer, and what irony surrounds the situation?
7. Explain the first compromising situation in which Mingo mistakenly assumes his wife Vera is having an affair with Raleigh.
8. Why is Raleigh pulled over by a police officer on his way home from the public library? Why does he fear he is being pulled over?
9. What specific instructions does Raleigh's father give him regarding Gates, and why?
10. After listening to the cassette tape, what delivery does Raleigh get from his father, and how does it arrive?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are four points of view in which literature is written: first person, third person objective, third person limited, and omniscient. Which point of view does the author use in this book? Is this the most effective point of view for this story? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Identify and discuss three points of foreshadowing from the novel. Did the author use foreshadowing effectively? Why or why not? Define foreshadowing in your essay as well.
Essay Topic 3
What is the difference between conflict and crisis in a novel? How are they similar? Also, relate the differences and similarities specifically to Handling Sin.
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