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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why have Skeeter and Al come to the house?
2. What do Mattie's medical tests reveal?
3. Where will Mattie have the biopsies done?
4. How many jobs did John have to work to support the household?
5. What does Gail ask Jeff to do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the irony in the personalities and characteristics of John and Dudley. Compare and contrast the two men. Why are they unlikely friends? What is the attraction that keeps the friendship alive?
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 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.
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