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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Mattie's response to Jeff's telling her that he asked Ann to marry him?
2. Who from Mattie's family moved in with Mattie and John years ago?
3. How old is Grandma?
4. What does Jeff do when Chips antagonizes Ann?
5. How many jobs did John have to work to support the household?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the significance of the play's title. What did the author mean by calling the play THE RIVER NIGER when the play is actually set in Harlem in New York City? Cite an example to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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