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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. During what season does Violet return the photo to Alice?
2. Why does Malvonne gossip to both Joe and Violet near the end of the story?
3. How does the girl respond to the baby immediately after it is born?
4. What do Joe and Violet do when they meet at the drugstore?
5. How does True Belle know Vera Louise Gray is pregnant?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the way Dorcas is feeling at the party in the beginning of Chapter Eight.
2. In Chapter Nine, how does Felice describe Dorcas?
3. In Chapter Nine, why does Felice come to visit Violet and Joe?
4. In Chapter Eight, what does Dorcas notice about Joe?
5. Who are the only people who do not know that Vera Louise has a son with a black man?
6. Describe Vera Louise's father's reaction when he is told Vera Louise is pregnant.
7. Why doesn't Dorcas want anyone to call an ambulance for her after she is shot?
8. What does Vera Louise's mother do when she finds out Vera Louise is pregnant?
9. Describe the relationship between True Belle and Golden Gray.
10. In Chapter Seven, what does Henry Lestory find when he gets back to his cabin?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Felice has a strong attachment to the ring Dorcas is buried wearing. What does the ring signify, and why is it so important to Felice? What greater concepts are initiated in the story about the ring?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the significance of Malvonne's presence in Morrison's novel. What does the character of Malvonne add to the plot? What is the story like if Morrison does not include such an antagonist?
Essay Topic 3
How does Morrison introduce the topic of sexism in her book? How do sexist attitudes impact the wives of both female and male characters?
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