Let the Circle Be Unbroken Test | Mid-Book 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. How did the Logan family come to own their land?

2. Who offers milk to the young man?

3. What does Cousin Bud say after Uncle Hammer berates him?

4. Who is in jail, accused of killing Mr. Barnett?

5. Where is Joe at the end of Chapter One?

Short Essay Questions

1. Analyze the reason Mama doesn't want Stacey to work the whitewashing job.

2. Describe the reason Cassie defies her father about playing marbles.

3. Analyze the reaction of finding Doris Ann hanging from a rope, in spite of the obvious fact that Wordell was the reason she did not die.

4. Based on what you have learned up to Chapter 6, what problems would you say Cousin Bud faces because he married a white woman?

5. What reasons does Stacey give at the end of Chapter 2 for what happened to Cassie and her brothers at the courthouse?

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. What is the most important evidence against TJ Avery at his murder trial? Why?

8. How would you interpret Cousin Bud's reason for wanting his daughter to spend time with the Logan family?

9. Describe the different approaches of the prosecuting attorney and defense attorney as they question Mrs. Barnett at TJ Avery's trial.

10. What do you feel is happening to members of the Logan family because of the upcoming trial of TJ Avery?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about the three major themes in the story: family, racism and poverty. How do these subjects relate to one another in the story?

Essay Topic 2

What did you learn from the novel about pre-civil-rights history? Write an essay detailing how closely this novel portrayed what actually happened during that period in our history? Give examples from the novel.












Essay Topic 3

Write an essay analyzing TJ Avery's trial. What things might have made the difference in changing the verdict to "not guilty"? Was the judge who presided over the trial impartial? Compare the manner in which TJ's jury was chosen may have differed from the way in which juries are normally chosen. In your mind, was reasonable doubt of TJ's guilt proven?

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