Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What transformation occurs in Henry when he is on his shrimping boat?
2. Which of the following events does NOT transpire when Tom visits Savannah's apartment?
3. How would you characterize Tom's initial behavior towards Dr. Lowenstein?
4. What is the name of the school Bernard attends?
5. Which of the following events does NOT happen during the family picnic?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is significant about the new black student's ability to beat Tom in a race?
2. How would you describe Lila Wingo?
3. What does Tom realize after reading the first page of Renata's book?
4. What is the symbolism of Luke's solitary war with the government?
5. Why is Tom jealous of Savannah in Chapter 18?
6. Why does Henry help "The Amberjack"?
7. What plans do the Wingo children have after graduation?
8. Who is the Prince of Tides?
9. How does Lila react to the news of Tom's actions against Todd?
10. What is different, according to Susan, about the way Bernard interacts with Tom and his father?
Tom spends much of his narrative delving into the lives and experiences of his parents and even grandparents. In fact, Dr. Lowenstein is occasionally frustrated by Tom's refusal to speak exclusively about her patient, Savannah, but Tom persists that in speaking about these seemingly tangential anecdotes, he is in fact providing insight into Savannah's character. Consequently, each of the Wingo children are an amalgamation of various influences and traits of their parents and grandparents.
Choose ONE of the following Wingo children and examine their character in terms of the influences he or she exemplifies from the Wingo parents and/or grandparents (Henry, Lila, Tolitha, Amos). You may write about one of these character's exclusive influence on one of the Wingo children or you may discuss how several or even all of these characters influenced the lives and actions of one of the Wingo children.
In the Epilogue of the novel, Tom is seen to repeat the name "Lowenstein." Similarly, Savannah was heard to repeat words and phrases during her time of extreme mental suffering. Do you think Tom Wingo has found the happiness and fulfillment that he seemed to be lacking in the opening of the novel? Or has he merely sacrificed his own peace and joy for the sake of family?
Write a persuasive essay in which you share your ideas on this subject. Be sure to justify your assertions with specific and relevant evidence from the text.
Trace the use and significance of religion in the novel. Write a thematic essay in which you develop the author's attitude or reason for using religion in his story. Be sure to discuss at least two specific moments when religion plays an explicit part in the novel to develop your thesis.
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