Sag Harbor Test | Final 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 did Benji think of the concert at the time?

2. What is the name of the local radio station in Sag Harbor?

3. What did Benji plan on dressing like in order to get into the concert?

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

5. What is the title of Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Melanie leave Sag Harbor when she's younger?

2. What does Benji only realize in retrospect about his father's haircuts?

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

4. Why are people under the age of 19 not allowed at the Lisa Lisa concert?

5. Why is Benji's make-out session with Melanie so awkward afterward?

6. What makes Benji feel extra proud about being able to sneak into the Lisa Lisa concert in Chapter 6?

7. How do Benji's neighbors act when they learn his father is BBQing?

8. Who is Barry?

9. What do Benji and his friends think of the bonfire?

10. How does the older Benji look back at the Lisa Lisa concert?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

In a well-written essay, discuss the role that Benji's father plays in the novel and at least one major benefit and challenge for Whitehead in including him.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast 2 female characters from "Sag Harbor." Make sure to use specific evidence and quotations from the novel to support your thesis.

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