Song of Solomon Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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 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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 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 concept of love is a strange one in this novel as it seems to be out of proportion for the relationships that are described.

Part 1 - Describe Macon's love for Ruth.

Part 2 - Describe Ruth's love for her son and for her father.

Part 3 - Describe Hagar's love for Milkman.

Part 4 - What do these examples of love seem to indicate about the novel's ideas of love? Is love a good thing? A bad thing? A strange thing? Why?

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