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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Cora think Bert should do, regarding the Colonel?
2. What happens when Bert refuses?
3. What must Bert do when he speaks?
4. What does Norwood tell Bert that he is not going to tolerate?
5. How does Cora react when she sees what has taken place?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sallie secretly is training to be a school teacher.
Part 1) Why is this a secret? Why does the Colonel send her to school in the first place?
Part 2) How does the Colonel's sending Sallie to school reflect his attitude towards his mulatto children?
Part 3) Why might Sallie want to be a school teacher? How would Norwood react if he was to find out? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Bert has seriously offended the white people in town.
Part 1) How has he seriously offended them? What is the reason for his behavior towards and around them?
Part 2) How could he have handled the situation differently to have a more positive outcome?
Part 3) What is the author's purpose for Bert's behavior?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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