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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 Macon want to buy and rent to black professionals?
2. Which of these names does not belong in the Dead family?
3. What is Guitar's advice to Milkman regarding his father?
4. The person who is killed in Guitar's organization must be killed in a ______ way to that of the original murder.
5. The purpose of Guitar's organization is to kill _______ white person(s) for each black person that is killed at the hands of a white person
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Pilate do when she realizes Guitar and Milkman have stolen the green bag?
2. What are Pilate and Milkman supposed to do with the bones Pilate found in the cave?
3. What does First Corinthians' job mean to her?
4. What makes Milkman ask Guitar about his new habits and odd behavior?
5. What is the explanation that Susan Byrd gives for her behavior the previous time that Milkman visited?
6. What does Milkman realize when he tries to buy a present for Hagar?
7. What is the job that First Corinthians takes?
8. What does Ruth tell her son about her own relationship with her father?
9. How does Milkman get to Shalimar?
10. Why does Guitar even warn Milkman about his impending death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The story of Solomon is a turning point of sorts for Milkman in the story. Its presence was never known to Milkman, and hearing it allows him to move forward in the story.
Part 1 - Describe the story of Solomon, what happened, and who the main players in the story were.
Part 2 - What does this story seem to say about Solomon and his relationship with his son?
Part 3 - What are some of the ways the story of Solomon affects Milkman's life?
Essay Topic 2
The families in this story seem to have more troubles than those who are not blood related. The Dead family in particular has a number of strange interactions that seem to make a reader question if they love each other at all.
Part 1 - What are some of the strange ways the Dead family interacts?
Part 2 - Describe the relationship between Pilate and Macon. Does it seem that these two love each other? Why or why not?
Part 3 - Describe the relationship between Pilate and Milkman. Do these two seem to have a strong relationship? Why or why not?
Part 4 - What does the fact that Macon tried to keep Milkman away from Pilate say about Macon's ideas about family?
Essay Topic 3
Gold seems to be the thing on many of the men's minds in this book. But while they are all unsuccessful, they still seem to long for that which they can not have.
Part 1 - Describe Macon's search for the gold in the story. What are his motivations for getting the gold?
Part 2 - Describe Milkman's quest for the gold in the story. What are his motivations?
Part 3 - Describe Guitar's quest for the gold. What are his motivations? What does it cause him to do? Why do you think he resorted to violence?
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