Mule Bone 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. According to the characters at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2, how are Reverend Childers and Deacon Simms different?

2. What argument does Deacon Simms use to defend Jim Weston?

3. Why does Daisy refuse both Jim Weston and Dave Carter?

4. How does Sister Taylor defend herself when Joe Lindsay chastises her for arguing in church?

5. Where do Daisy and Jim Weston plan to go?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze the importance of satire in the play. Where do the authors include satire, and what aspects of society are they criticizing? How effective are their attempts at satire? Provide examples from the text to support your point.

Essay Topic 2

From beginning to end, Act 3 is much more about Jim's and Dave's relationship than it is about Daisy's relationship with either of the men. Prove this observation by providing and analyzing evidence that reflects the importance of their relationship to the scene.

Essay Topic 3

Ironically, the disagreement between Dave and Jim in some ways mirrors the falling out between the authors. While Dave and Jim fight over a girl, Hughes and Hurston fought over the play itself. Compare and contrast the disagreements between these two pairs. What do these details reveal about the friendships? You may use the essays included in the Harper Perennial edition to help with this topic.

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