Quicksand and Passing 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. Irene attributes Brian's complete withdrawal to

2. Why does Irene feel it unsafe for Clare to come back?

3. Irene allowing Clare into the private rooms of the house symbolizes

4. Irene Redfield does not

5. Green's bad habits are outweighed by his

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the 1920s, being of mixed race was not easy, as exemplified by these stories. How have things changed in America in this regard, or have they? Is there more freedom now for mixed marriages and bi-racial children? Why, or why not? What are some of the hardships faced by bi-racial couples and children?

Essay Topic 2

Is there really such a place as Naxos? If not, trace the history of the first schools in the south that were strictly designed for African American students. Were they designed to uplift the black race, or to teach assimilation?Were they comparable to Naxos in terms of their goals and objectives? If so, in what ways?

Essay Topic 3

Write about the complexities of the personality of Mrs. Hayes-Rore. Why does Larsen develop her character? What does she symbolize? Is she a typical Harlemite? Is she important to Quicksand as a character? If so, what exactly is her role in the story?

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