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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Norwood feel he has treated his "darkies?"
2. What point does Norwood try to make, regarding his "colored folks?"
3. Of what does Cora inform this person?
4. What connection do they make?
5. What does Cora think Bert should do, regarding the Colonel?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The two men in the center of the conflict in this play are gone.
Part 1) How do their deaths affect or will affect the other characters in this play? Explain.
Part 2) What is the author's purpose for their deaths?
Part 3) Compare and contrast the audience members' thoughts about these deaths in the 1930s and today. What accounts for the similarities and differences?
Essay Topic 3
The characters walk a fine line regarding the parentage of Cora's children.
Part 1) How do they each walk a fine line? Why do they walk a fine line?
Part 2) Do others in the community do the same as well? Why or why not?
Part 3) What is the purpose for this denial? How does this denial affect the plot of the story?
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