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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Of what was Cora afraid?
2. Who has Cora invited to dinner?
3. What connection do they make?
4. For what does she blame him?
5. When does Bert say he will come back to his father's house?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bert went to school in the north and has spent time in large cities.
Part 1) How has this experience changed him? Is this a positive changed? Why or why not?
Part 2) Why does Norwood allow Bert to do this? How does this reflect Norwood's behavior towards his mulatto children?
Part 3) What role does this experience play in his relationship with his family and Norwood? What is the purpose of Bert's experiences in relation to the story?
Essay Topic 2
Bet kills Norwood?
Part 1) Why? How? How does Bert feel about his actions?
Part 2) What foreshadowed this event? Are you surprised by this event? Why or why not?
Part 3) How might audiences in the 1930s have reacted to this? How might audiences today react? Compare and contrast their reactions.
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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