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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Bert holding?
2. What happens when Bert refuses?
3. What does Sam exit to do?
4. Who is not on time to the six o'clock meeting?
5. What does Cora think Bert should do, regarding the Colonel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Norwood treats his "darkies" better than most plantation owners threat theirs.
Part 1) Why does he treat them better? How do they benefit from this?
Part 2) How is this also harmful to them?
Part 3) How is his behavior towards them contrasting and confusing? Why is it contrasting and confusing?
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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