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 does Benji think of his father's BBQ at the end of Chapter 5?

2. What other group was coming to Sag Harbor?

3. What picture does Benji see that makes him realize how bad his father's haircuts were?

4. What did Benji think of his father's haircuts when he was little?

5. What does Benji do to the radio before leaving the house in Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

1. What makes Benji's old house so familiar when he breaks in?

2. What do Benji and Melanie talk about during their walk in Chapter 7?

3. What happens when Melanie jumps off the roof as she and Benji are escaping from Benji's old house in Chapter 7?

4. Who is Barry?

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

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

7. What causes Benji to realize his father's BBQ isn't all that he remembered it to be?

8. How does Benji feel about his future as the novel concludes?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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