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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who do the hunting men say that Milkman should visit?
2. What helps Hagar escape the trance?
3. Whose day is it to make up for these black children's murders?
4. How many sons is Solomon purported to have had?
5. Where does Milkman go to get a soda?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The roles we take on in life are often not what we thought they would be - this is especially the case for many of the female characters in this novel.
Part 1 - List three characters in this novel who are not in the roles they wish they could be.
Part 2 - For each of the characters, describe what you think they would rather do with their lives. Why?
Part 3 - Does society dictate their roles or are they holding themselves back? Why did you answer the way you did?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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