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

2. Deacon Simms accuses Dave Carter of what?

3. How does Jim Weston respond to the Baptists' actions when he enters the church?

4. Where does Daisy suggest she and Jim Weston live after they get married?

5. Why does Joe Clarke get frustrated with Lum Boger?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Hughes and Hurston wrote "Mule Bone" as a homage to the use of humor in overcoming adversity. Oppressed cultures often rely on humor as a means of survival, and among Southern post-slavery African-Americans, humor and sarcasm were a means of attacking others and of expressing affection. Describe how this concept emerges in "Mule Bone." In what ways does humor strengthen bonds, and in what ways is it used to attack others? Provide specific examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Money plays an important role in the relationships of the characters in the play. See how many times money is mentioned in references to romantic relationships. What does this suggest about the people involved in these relationships and their partners? Why does money seem to play such an important role? Be sure to include specific examples from the text to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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