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. What will the Colonel not tolerate from a "darkie," especially his own child?

2. What does Bert refuse to do when he hears the Colonel coming?

3. What do Cora and William worry about Bert's place in society?

4. Why does Sallie come in?

5. What do Cora and William try to explain to Bert?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the argument become violent?

2. What does the Undertaker ask Sam?

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

4. How does Sallie leave? Who arrives as Sallie leaves? Who is this person, and why has he come?

5. What does Bert plan to do to himself?

6. How does this guest send the Colonel over the edge, regarding Bert?

7. Who enters? What connection do they make? What do they begin to organize?

8. What does Cora do after William leaves?

9. About what are Norwood and Cora discussing, regarding Sallie and Robert?

10. What does Cora tell him to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Norwood does not tolerate disrespect from his "darkies." Part 1) How have his "darkies" been disrespectful to him? How does this affect Norwood? Part 2) Would you agree that disrespect has been shown? Explain. Part 3) How would you react if you were one of Norwood's "darkies?" Why?

Essay Topic 2

Two white men find Norwood dead. Part 1) Who are these two men? Why do they assume Bert is the killer? If they had not assumed Bert was the killer, who might they have believed killed Norwood? Explain. Part 2) Are you surprised by their response to Norwood's killing? Why or why not? Part 3) If they had not suspected Bert as the killer, would the outcome have turned out any differently? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Bert is filled with hatred. Part 1) Who does he hate? Why? Part 2) What has caused this hatred? Is he able to rid himself of this hatred? Why or why not? Part 3) How does Bert's hatred reflect that of many African Americans at this time in American history?

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