Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Test | Final Test - Hard

John Berendt
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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. Who is Uga?

2. Who moves into Mercer House while Williams is in jail?

3. What replaces Jim Williams in the Savannah news stories?

4. What makes the narrator real in the end?

5. Who is the enemy that Williams likes to keep close?

Short Essay Questions

1. What fact does Sonny use to Jim's benefit to speed up the trial?

2. What is the outcome of Jim's second trial?

3. Describe Uga.

4. What are the circumstances of Jim's fourth trial?

5. Describe Judge Oliver's behavior in court to show his boredom with the case.

6. What does Jim tell the narrator about the night Danny was killed?

7. What is Joe's opinion about Jim's prospects?

8. What happens after Jim is taken to jail?

9. Why does Joe get in trouble for giving tours of the Hamilton-Turner House where he is residing?

10. What prompts Joe Odom to issue a veiled threat to the narrator about the narrator's presence in Savannah?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain Jim's overly-confident demeanor during his trials, incarcerations and appeals. What fundamental beliefs does he have that he will be exonerated? Do you think Jim ever experienced any periods of doubt? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

What role does alcohol play in the story? The author seems to think it is the core of most of the problems of Savannahians. Describe some situations involving alcohol which are considered quite ordinary in Savannah and would probably be frowned upon anywhere else.

Essay Topic 3

Define the nature of this book. How is it a non-fiction piece? What makes it a work of fiction? How are the two styles blended to make a credible story?

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