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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Guitar NOT want to use in his plans for The Seven Days responsibilities?
2. Who is the son that Solomon wanted to take back to Africa with him?
3. What does Guitar need in order to accomplish his goal?
4. What does Susan say that Grace is?
5. Who is the subject of the song that the children are singing?
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 ongoing debate over nature vs. the ideals of society is one that plays out in this novel, especially with those in the Dead family.
Part 1 - Compare and contrast Pilate and Macon. How do they live and how does this relate to society?
Part 2 - Do you feel society plays a large role in the decisions we make or does our upbringing play a larger role? Why?
Part 3 - Does society cause us to be who we are or does family? Give examples from the book to support your answer.
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.
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