The River Niger Test | Final Test - Hard

Joseph A. Walker
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jeff do when Chips antagonizes Ann?

2. What is the name of John's poem?

3. What does Mattie ask Jeff to do before he marries Ann?

4. What does Mattie say is her only reward?

5. What is John's mood as he leaves the house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of John. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the role of black men in the 1970s. What precedents did they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions did they have? Did they enjoy any freedoms that 21st century men do not?

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