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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is Guitar waiting for Milkman?
2. To where did Sing, Jake and Milkman's father travel?
3. Who saves Guitar and Milkman?
4. What does Guitar need in order to accomplish his goal?
5. What is the message the Guitar leaves for Milkman?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1Gold 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?
Essay Topic 2Names seem to be a significant part of this novel, giving the reader insights into the characters, their personalities and their motivations. Part 1 - Name five characters and describe why you feel Morrison chose their names. Part 2 - With these five names, are there any that don't seem to be appropriate for the characters? Why or why not? Part 3 - Do you feel the Biblical names have any further significance in this story? What sets those characters apart from the others? Part 4 - Some characters have more than one name. Please name these.
Essay Topic 3The role of racism in the story is different as it seems almost as if it is accepted into society instead of rebelled against, as it is in so many other tales. Part 1 - Describe 3 instances of racism in the story. Part 2 - For each of these instances, describe whether or not the characters have accepted the racism. Why or why not? Part 3 - When racism is accepted, can it ever be erased? Why or why not?
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