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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. Why is Jeremy Sims nervous around the Logan children?
2. Where is Mama teaching?
3. What happens when Stacey and Little Willie try to get a job at the hospital construction site?
4. How does Uncle Hammer feel about Bud's announcement?
5. What is the first lesson Mama teaches Mrs. Lee Annie about the constitution?
Short Essay Questions
1. How would you analyze Jeremy Sims' actions in the story?
2. Explain why Papa feels playing marbles leads to gambling.
3. What reasons does Stacey give at the end of Chapter 2 for what happened to Cassie and her brothers at the courthouse?
4. Explain whether you feel Mrs. Barnett is, or is not, a credible witness.
5. What is the symbolism of Uncle Hammer's vehicle?
6. Why is it more dangerous for Russell to wear a military uniform when he travels back to Indiana than to wear his civilian clothes?
7. List the evidence that should have created a reasonable doubt about TJ's guilt in the minds of the jury.
8. After Papa drops out of the government program, why does he refuse Mr. Granger's offer to pay the added taxes he will now owe?
9. What is the reason the sharecroppers and day workers want a union, especially an integrated union?
10. Explain why Mama begs Papa not to return to the railroad.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In an essay, describe what Suzella's life might have been like before she came to stay with the Logans and then discuss the ways in which her life changed when she came to live with the Logans. What changes took place within her during that time?
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about the "night men" that were referred to in the story. Who were they? What were their goals in the novel? Were they successful in meeting their goals?
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay describing the relationship Mr. Jamison has with the Logan family. Why was he different than most of the other white people?
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