Mulatto Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who do these two men find?

2. What does Norwood finally say Bert is allowed to do?

3. What does Norwood's last comment to Bert spark?

4. Does Bert seem to mean what he says to Cora?

5. Who has Cora invited to dinner?

Essay Topics

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

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 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?

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