Mulatto Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. With what does the Colonel start to follow Bert?

2. What is the real outrage about Bert's behavior?

3. Who does Cora first blame for the comment Billy makes, then realizes blame lies with Bert?

4. How has Bert experienced more equal treatment in the big cities?

5. Soon after, which son comes in?

Short Essay Questions

1. What sparks an argument between Bert and Norwood?

2. How does Bert respond to what Cora tells him?

3. What does Cora try to do, one more time, regarding Bert?

4. What does Norwood do when he enters the room?

5. What is Cora's response when the Undertaker tells Cora that Norwood is dead?

6. How does Cora react when she comes down the stairs? How does Bert seem?

7. Why does Bert dismiss their concerns?

8. Why does the Undertaker ask Sam to find Cora?

9. What does Cora say to Bert, as they enter?

10. How does the Colonel feel about Robert's behavior?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sallie secretly is training to be a school teacher.

Part 1) Why is this a secret? Why does the Colonel send her to school in the first place?

Part 2) How does the Colonel's sending Sallie to school reflect his attitude towards his mulatto children?

Part 3) Why might Sallie want to be a school teacher? How would Norwood react if he was to find out? Why?

Essay Topic 2

There is conflict between Norwood and his black "family."

Part 1) Why is there conflict?

Part 2) Would this conflict have been typical at this time and location in America? Why or why not?

Part 3) Why can Norwood not end this conflict? What is stopping him from ending it?

Essay Topic 3

Cora is changed after Norwood's death.

Part 1) What causes this change? How do other react to this change? Will this change be permanent? Why or why not?

Part 2) What is the author's purpose for the change in this character?

Part 3) How does this change in Cora reflect how she feels about Bert and Norwood? How does this reflect how she feels about her other children and members of the white community? Explain.

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