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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Bert holding?
2. What does Norwood start off by telling Bert?
3. What does Norwood finally say Bert is allowed to do?
4. What do the two men do?
5. What does Norwood tell Bert that he is not going to tolerate?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There is conflict between Norwood and his black "family."
Part 1) Why is there conflict?
Part 2) Would this conflict have been typical at this time and location in America? Why or why not?
Part 3) Why can Norwood not end this conflict? What is stopping him from ending it?
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
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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