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 state of relations between blacks and whites in Savannah?

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

3. What happens with Williams' fourth trial?

4. What does Williams' lawyer urge Williams to do?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Sonny Seiler confident that Jim's second trial will be speedy with a positive outcome?

4. What is the Black Debutante Ball?

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

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

7. What happens after Jim is taken to jail?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many times throughout the story the author symbolically tells the reader that things are not always as they appear. Give examples of these instances and explain their significance to the story.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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