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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. From where did Mattie's two sisters come?
2. Why was John forced to drop out of school?
3. What time of day is it when Act 2 begins?
4. What does Gail ask Jeff to do?
5. Where does Ann say Mattie will get her true rewards?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
THE RIVER NIGER is set in the 1970s in the wake of the Civil Rights movement in America. What impact did this factor have on the author? What impact did this factor have on the characters? Explain.
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