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 movie begins shooting outside Mercer House?

2. How much does Joe make from the tours each week?

3. What does Williams avoid admitting to himself?

4. What are Judge Oliver and Sonny Seiler primarily interested in?

5. Mrs. Williams asks a party guest about Williams' _____________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Chapter 27 begin?

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

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

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

5. What fact does Sonny use to Jim's benefit to speed up the trial?

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

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

8. What is the Garden of Good and Evil?

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

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

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

What does Danny Hansford symbolize in Savannah society? What is his relationship with Jim Williams? Is it unfeasible for either one of them to believe that they could have any type of relationship given the chasm between their places in society?

Essay Topic 3

Savannah seems to be a city of contrasts in that it tolerates eccentrics like men who wear eye shadow and walk invisible dogs to intolerance for homosexuals and unmarried women. Explain the nature of Savannah's culture that allows some behaviors to thrive unnoticed and some which are usually considered to be normal to be considered offensive.

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