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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Jefferson stop sleeping at night?
2. What is the actual date of the execution?
3. Who is Jefferson's first visitor since the announcement of the execution date?
4. Why is Vivian already in trouble?
5. What does Jefferson call Vivian?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Grant's teacher Michael Antoine is a fascinating character, even if he's only mentioned in passing. He believes that his skin color makes him better than other African Americans, which seems to be contradictory to the overall fight of racism. After all, believing that your color makes you better is in direct opposition to the idea of creating equality. Why do you think that Antoine believes what he does? Do you think it would help him in his life? How do you think this has affected Grant in his life? What kind of example does this provide for Grant and thus for his students?
Essay Topic 2
Jefferson taunts Vivian in a conversation with Grant, but Grant does not respond. Why do you think the Grant doesn't respond and stand up for his lover? Why do you think Jefferson is taunting Grant in the first place? What does Grant's restraint say about him? About his relationship with Jefferson? With Vivian?
Essay Topic 3
When it's suggested the Miss Emma would die soon after Jefferson's execution, do you think this is going to happen? Why or why not? She seems like a strong woman, despite her health problems, so is this a realistic statement? Why do you think others believe she will die as a result?
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