Sag Harbor Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Colson Whitehead
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nick think of Martine?

2. What kind of school do Benji and Reggie go to?

3. What is going on when the power at Jonni Waffle goes out?

4. Who wants Reggie to wear goggles during the gun fight?

5. Whom does Benji *not* want to participate in the BB gun war?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it problematic for Benji to have a crush on Erica?

2. How is life in Sag Harbor different than life in the city for Benji?

3. Why does Martine patting Benji on the head create such a commotion among the boys?

4. How does Benji describe the manager of Jonni Waffle?

5. What happened between Benji and Emily at the roller rink?

6. What does Benji's mother say when he tells her that the power at the beach house has been shut off?

7. What happened between Benji and Emily after the roller rink?

8. Why does Benji think the boys have taken up BB guns?

9. What goes wrong with NP's plan to get into the Lisa Lisa concert?

10. What rumor about girls do the boys discuss on the beach in Chapter 2?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast 2 characters of your choosing from the "Sag Harbor," making sure to use direct evidence and examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Describe at least 3 things that Whitehead is able to do with the character of Benji because he is a teenager AND at least 3 things he is not able to do with him because he is a teenager.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze at least 3 literary techniques Whitehead uses to make one character of your choosing from the "Sag Harbor" very likable OR very unlikable to the reader.

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