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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many black children are killed at the start of this chapter?
2. What ruins Hagar's new purchases?
3. According to the hunting men, who is related to Sing, Milkman's grandmother?
4. Where does Milkman go to get a soda?
5. What helps Milkman find his way in the cave?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The 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?
Essay Topic 2
The idea of bad luck is one that runs through this novel, and culminates in Chapter 13, not coincidentally.
Part 1 - Describe the bad luck of Pilate and how it affects her in the novel.
Part 2 - Describe the bad luck of Reba and how it affects her in the novel.
Part 3 - Describe the back luck of Hagar and how it affects her in the novel.
Part 4 - List any other instances of bad luck you noticed in this novel.
Essay Topic 3
Names 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.
This section contains 336 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)