Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Bigger make his last stand?
2. How much money does Bigger show Bessie to try to impress her?
3. How many people are searching for Bigger after he runs away from the Dalton home after Mary's bones are found?
4. What keeps stopping Bigger from shaking down the ashes in the furnace?
5. Bigger finally shakes down the ashes, but he doesn't remove them from the furnace; he just adds more coal. What happens then?
Bigger admits he once wanted to become an aviator, join the Army or go into business. Write an essay about what stopped him from doing these things. Did he just think he couldn't do it, or were their actually things that prohibited him from doing these things? What were the reasons he couldn't or wouldn't do it? Did other black people do these things? Did other poor people do these things? Why not Bigger?
Write an essay on the way the author, Richard Wright, wrote this story, demonstrating both sides of the "nature versus nurture" theory. This is particularly strong when Max testifies to the court about Bigger's life. In the essay, describe various parts of the story and how they reinforce both aspects of the theory.
Explore the theme of hope and/or hopelessness throughout the novel. Which character experience hope, hopelessness, or both? How do different character's response to experiencing hope or hopelessness compare?
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