Song of Solomon Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was First Corinthians' previous job?

2. How long does Hagar sit motionless at home?

3. What shocks Pilate and Reba?

4. What allows Milkman to find the little town?

5. To where did Sing, Jake and Milkman's father travel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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.

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