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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the person in #110 tell Milkman?
2. Who is Susan's aunt?
3. Where is Old Macon buried?
4. To where does Milkman return?
5. Who is the son that Solomon wanted to take back to Africa with him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The attempt to fly is just one of the ways Morrison symbolizes the characters' need to escape from their conditions.
Part 1 - Describe the opening scene with Robert Smith and why he decided he wanted to fly away.
Part 2 - What is the significance of the story of Solomon the Flying Man? What does it mean for the rest of the characters?
Part 3 - Why do you think Milkman decides to fly as well at the end of the story? Is it a sign that he has given up or is it a sign of strength? Support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
The Seven Days organization is one that seems to be based on the idea of revenge, rather than making things better. Morrison has created a system that seems to be evil, though a reader can understand the frustration.
Part 1 - Describe The Seven Days organization, what it does, and how it does it.
Part 2 - Name the characters who are in the organization as well as the days they are assigned to, if mentioned in the book.
Part 3 - Do you believe there are organizations that exist in this world like The Seven Days? Why or why not?
Part 4 - Are the members of The Seven Days bad people? Why or why not?
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?
This section contains 395 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)