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. How many more years pass before Williams' fourth trial begins?

2. What does Williams avoid admitting to himself?

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

4. What does Williams do from jail?

5. What is at the core of all of Savannah's problems?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bobby Cook get Jim a new trial?

2. What is the nature of the bad news facing Jim in Chapter 24?

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

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

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

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

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

8. What is the Garden of Good and Evil?

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

10. What happens after Jim is taken to jail?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Jim Williams and Joe Odom. How are they similar? How are they dissimilar? How do they each manage to survive in Savannah society?

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

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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