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 Williams' continuing demeanor about his case?

2. In whose involvement of the case does Williams show more interest?

3. How do Savannahians view outsiders?

4. Who is Williams' new attorney?

5. What is Williams assured of?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How is Savannah described in Chapter 30?

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

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

10. What is the Black Debutante Ball?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Explain the symbolism of the book's title. What does the author mean by the garden? What is meant by the midnight hour as it relates to good and evil?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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