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. Why is the answer to #142 not invited to the event?

2. What is Williams' continuing demeanor about his case?

3. What bad news does Williams face?

4. What are Williams, his mother and sister doing as they wait for the jury's verdict?

5. Why does Minerva get angry at Danny's grave?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Jim's situation at the end of Chapter 25?

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

5. Describe Uga.

6. How is Savannah described in Chapter 30?

7. What is the verdict in Jim's third trial?

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

9. How does Chapter 27 begin?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the differences in perspective about Savannah that the narrator has at the beginning of the story compared to his view of the city at the end of the story. What preconceived notions does he arrive with? How does he feel about the city after his experiences there?

Essay Topic 2

The theme of isolation is an important one in this story. Describe how it extends through setting, character and issues and provide examples for each.

Essay Topic 3

Martin Luther King, Jr. once referred to Savannah as the "most desegregated city in the South." What did he mean by this phrase? What is the state of black and white relations in the book? Explain whether King's statement is still true based on the book's events.

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