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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 Raleigh enter the library in Part 1, Chapter 7?
2. Who does Raleigh credit for his desire to be an upstanding citizen?
3. Who is Victoria Hayes?
4. On what floor is Raleigh's office located?
5. Who borrows Vera's car in Part 1, Chapter 9?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain Raleigh's message of doom in Chapter 1.
2. What angers Raleigh at Lovie's party? Explain the situation.
3. Discuss Mingo and Vera's weight.
4. Where do Raleigh and Mingo get the car physically stuck, and who helps them out?
5. Discuss Raleigh's family health history and what he does to avoid the same health problems.
6. After listening to the cassette tape, what delivery does Raleigh get from his father, and how does it arrive?
7. Explain who solves Raleigh and Mingo's car problem after leaving Lovie's party and the payment taken for that solution.
8. What is Raleigh's relationship with Mingo, as the story begins in Chapter 1?
9. What is the misunderstanding that Raleigh's janitor has in Chapter 5?
10. What specific instructions does Raleigh's father give him regarding Gates, and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write a character description of Mingo. Was he a major character or minor one, static or dynamic? Support your answer with specific evidence form the story and be sure to include definitions of major and minor character.
Essay Topic 2
What is the primary theme of Handling Sin? What is a motif from the novel? Discuss both, explaining the difference between a theme and motif in literature.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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