Jazz Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. What is the true reason Dorcas breaks up with Joe?

2. What does Golden Gray find in the trees near his father's home?

3. Why does Dorcas have to be careful about how she looks and acts around Acton?

4. What sort of present does Acton buy Dorcas?

5. Who tells Joe about Dorcas's last words?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what Violet sees when she first spots Felice in Chapter Nine.

2. Describe what Golden Gray sees in the forest as he approaches his father's cabin in Chapter Six.

3. Who are the only people who do not know that Vera Louise has a son with a black man?

4. Describe the way True Belle's grandchildren are living when she comes to care for them in Chapter Six.

5. Describe what Joe and Violet do together at night in Chapter 10.

6. Describe Acton's reaction to the shooting of Dorcas in Chapter Eight.

7. What sorts of things to Joe and Violet do together once their relationship is renewed?

8. In Chapter Nine, why does Felice come to visit Violet and Joe?

9. Describe the initial meeting between Golden Gray and his father in Chapter Seven.

10. Why do you think the ambulance takes such a long time to come help Dorcas? What excuses do they give?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the characters of Violet and Dorcas. How are their lives different? How are the characters the same?

Essay Topic 2

How do the stories of Dorcas's death differ as they are told by Joe, Dorcas, and Felice? What aspects are the same? How do the differences in perception accentuate the difference between these three characters?

Essay Topic 3

What impact do you think Alice Manfred has on Dorcas? Do you think Dorcas is the same sort of person id she is not being raised by Alice? Why or why not?

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