Meridian Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is being honored at the gathering of people?

2. Why does the man in #121 tell Lynne that she should have sex with him?

3. Meridian thinks a revolution should begin with _______________.

4. What does Truman say Meridian is not cut out to do?

5. What does Lynne buy from a local deli?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Walker uses more than one instance of irony in the story. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the story and note why they are examples of irony. What is the major irony in the story? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of guilt. Identify at least two examples about guilt in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of guilt.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the symbolism of The Sojourner magnolia tree. What does it represent to the young women on campus? Why do they destroy it when their rights are denied? What is the significance of the new limb sprouting on the tree at the end of the story?

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