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

John Berendt
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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. What does Williams do from jail?

2. Who is the judge at Jim's trial?

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

4. Where does Minerva live?

5. What allows Savannahians to flourish?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Savannah seems to be a city of contrasts in that it tolerates eccentrics like men who wear eye shadow and walk invisible dogs to intolerance for homosexuals and unmarried women. Explain the nature of Savannah's culture that allows some behaviors to thrive unnoticed and some which are usually considered to be normal to be considered offensive.

Essay Topic 2

What is Savannah's obsession with cemeteries? Explain the scene when the narrator is treated to a tour which ends up with a visit to a cemetery, complete with a cold martini. What is the symbolism of burying secrets as well as people?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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