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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who gives Hagar a ride home after the incident in #145?
2. Where is Milkman headed when he runs into Guitar?
3. Who leavesJake in either a white man's house or an Indian's house?
4. Who has been living in this abandoned house?
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
Dreams seem to play a significant role in this story as well, helping to shed light on mysteries the characters are facing.
Part 1 - List two examples of dreams in this story and describe them as best you can.
Part 2 - What is the significance of each of these dreams? What do they tell the character? What do they tell the reader?
Part 3 - Why are dreams used in novels to relay information? Wouldn't narrative be just as effective? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
The songs in this book are powerful points in the story and they relay different ways the characters feel about each other and the different ways the characters are connected.
Part 1 - Give three examples of the way song is used in this novel (besides the title).
Part 2 - Describe what each of these examples of song seem to say about those who are singing and about those who are sung to.
Part 3 - Obviously, the title is an example of song as well, but why do you think this title was chosen? What is its significance? Is it a strong title? Why or why not?
This section contains 363 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)