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. What is the nature of the call for a new trial?

2. What does Mrs. Williams take to Williams in jail?

3. What is the amount of Williams' bond?

4. What does Williams avoid admitting to himself?

5. What are Savannahians most concerned with preserving?

Short Essay Questions

1. What seems to ease Mrs. Williams' mind about the rumors of Jim's homosexuality?

2. What happens after Jim is taken to jail?

3. How does Jim's mother behave during Jim's incarceration?

4. What is the narrator's opinion of Savannah's unique qualities?

5. What does Jim plan for his mother while he is incarcerated?

6. Describe Minerva.

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

8. How does Chapter 27 begin?

9. What is the Black Debutante Ball?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters is lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

Essay Topic 2

The role of women in the South is also addressed in this story. Explain the theme that extends through all the female characters? How is the Married Woman's Card Club both inclusive and prejudicial at the same time? What is the presumed role of women in Savannah. Explain by giving examples.

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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