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 does the author describe Savannah?

2. What does Williams' emphasize on the stand?

3. What does Williams plan for the first time in eight years?

4. Who is still going to work on Williams' behalf?

5. Who is the nurse that Sonny Seiler calls to testify at the third trial?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Chapter 27 begin?

4. Why do Jim and Minerva visit Danny's grave?

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

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

7. What is the Black Debutante Ball?

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

9. What are the implications of homosexuality in Jim's trial?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Jim Williams symbolize the upper class of Savannah society? What rights and privileges do Williams and his peers enjoy? How does Williams' nouveau riche status alter his perception slightly from those who come from well-established money?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

What is the author's purpose for including the character of Chablis? What does Chablis represent? How does Chablis stand out in a city filled with eccentrics? Why is the narrator strangely befriended by Chablis?

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