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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who drops off Milkman at his final destination?
2. Is the burglary in this chapter easy?
3. Who watches the criminals run away?
4. What does Susan say that Grace is?
5. Where does Milkman go to get a soda?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pilate does something shocking when Milkman returns from speaking to Susan Byrd about Sing and his family. The reader is shocked at this point, but there is method to the madness.
Part 1 - What does Pilate do upon Milkman's arrival? What does this seem to say about Pilate's opinion of Milkman's actions?
Part 2 - Why does Pilate change her mind so quickly about Milkman's situation? What does this say about Pilate?
Part 3 - Why do you think Milkman is so certain Pilate will not kill him?
Essay Topic 2
There are several characters who have physical flaws that seem to be symbolic of their character and of their roles in the novel.
Part 1 - What do you feel Pilate's lack of a navel represents in the context of this novel? What does this say about her as a person?
Part 2 - What do you feel Milkman's limp has to say about him? What does it cause him to do?
Part 3 - Do you feel that physical flaws can alter the personality of a person or is it the other way around? Support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
It's no surprise that racism plays a large role in this novel, much as it does in many of Morrison's novels.
Part 1 - What is the relationship between the blacks and the whites in "The Song of Solomon?"
Part 2 - What are some examples of racism in this novel? Name and describe at least 3.
Part 3 - Does race hurt those in the story? How so? Give at least 2 examples.
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