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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 does Raymond invite Lamort to see from the pile of dirt?
2. Where does Princesse make her drawing at the end of Seeing Things Simply?
3. What does Raymond offer Lamort?
4. Whose name does Lamort say she wants to use, now?
5. What color does the narrator say her eyes are?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Seeing Things Simply framed?
2. What is Princesse’s relationship with Catherine?
3. What is the role of ‘posterity’ in The Missing Peace?
4. What are Princesse’s feelings about modeling nude?
5. What predicament is the woman in, at the end of Between the Pool and the Gardenias?
6. How does Danticat reveal the nature of the baby the woman has found in Between the Pool and the Gardenias?
7. How does being exposed to Catherine’s painting and her point of view affect Princesse?
8. How does the woman know when her son is asleep?
9. What is the woman’s relationship with the character in the earlier stories?
10. How are mothers lost in The Missing Peace?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the importance of ‘day women’ and ‘night women’ in Krik? Krak!? How do these images or ideas relate to the other main ideas of the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Identify the most important plot points in Krik? Krak!. What is at stake in each of these moments? What possibilities do these moments present, and how are those possibilities channeled into specific actions or events? How does the plot chart its course among other alternative or possible plots?
Essay Topic 3
Evaluate your own reading of Krik? Krak!—did you resist it, or were you compelled by the story? What does your reading tell you about yourself and your interests? Use specific examples from the book to describe yourself as a reader.
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