Sag Harbor Test | Final Test - Hard

Colson Whitehead
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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Benji first meet Melanie?

2. Benji believes his father is ___________.

3. Benji sneaks into his old house with ___________.

4. What does Barry throw into the bonfire?

5. Where are Benji's parents during the bonfire?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Analyze at least 3 aspects of "Sag Harbor" that make the novel believable as well as what literary devices Whitehead uses to create that level of believability.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss at least 3 challenges an author, like Whitehead, faces when having a novel take place during a specific decade from the past (e.g., the 1980s). Make sure to use at least 3 examples from "Sag Harbor" to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how Benji's family's drive out to Sag Harbor 1) sets the tone for the rest of the novel and 2) introduces at least 3 key facts about Benji that are important throughout the rest of the text. Make sure to use direct quotations and evidence from the text to support your thesis.

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