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. Where do John and Dudley go?

2. What does Mattie not attempt to control in her household?

3. What is Grandma's reaction toward Ann?

4. How many jobs did John have to work to support the household?

5. Why was John forced to drop out of school?

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

The role of black men is a main topic addressed in this story. Explain the theme that extends through all the male characters. What is the presumed role of black men in America during the 1970s? Explain by giving examples.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of hope. Identify at least two themes about hope in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.

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