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. How does Benji get back into Jonni Waffle after everyone has closed up after the power outage?

2. How does Benji do when he first tries to fire a BB gun?

3. What is the name of the store where Benji and Reggie do their grocery shopping?

4. Why doesn't Benji go to the hospital after being injured during the BB gun fight?

5. Where does Reggie work in Sag Harbor?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Nick's living situation?

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

3. Why does Benji decide he needs a job?

4. Why is it nearly dark when the boys decide to begin their BB gun fight?

5. Why does Benji pick the time he does for the BB gun fight?

6. What is Benji imagining as he gets closer to his house in Sag Harbor?

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

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

9. What kind of things do Reggie and Benji wonder about during their drive out to Sag Harbor?

10. What does Benji's dad tell him about being left alone at Sag Harbor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe at least 4 negative aspects of having a protagonist as young and naive as Benji. Make sure to use evidence from the novel to support your position.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss at least 4 ways "Sag Harbor" would be different if the protagonist were female.

Essay Topic 3

Identify the tone of the novel and discuss 3 literary devices that Whitehead uses to create that tone.

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