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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Bert plan when these people come for him?
2. What point does Norwood try to make, regarding his "colored folks?"
3. What connection do they make?
4. What does Sam need to tell Cora?
5. Through which door does Cora tell Bert to go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bert used to be Norwood's favorite.
Part 1) Why might Bert have been Norwood's favorite?
Part 2) What changed this? How is Norwood to blame for this change?
Part 3) How does Norwood's attitude towards Bert reflect how he feels about the rest of his children with Cora and possibly his other "darkies" as well?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Higgins chides Norwood for keeping a black mistress like a wife.
Part 1) Why does Norwood keep Cora in his home like a wife? How does this affect Cora?
Part 2) Does Higgins' attitude towards Norwood's behavior reflect the views of other white people in town? Why or why not?
Part 3) How does Norwood respond to Higgins' chiding? Why does he respond this way? What are your thoughts on his relationship with Cora?
This section contains 366 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)