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Song of Solomon Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

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.

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?

In the end, Milkman 'flies' off into a chasm, but it's not certain what happens after that. Following in his great grandfather's footsteps, it seems Milkman wants to make a leap as well.

Part 1 - Why do you think Milkman decided to leap off into the chasm? What was his motivation?

Part 2 - Do you think Milkman actually flew at the end of the story? Or perhaps you think it was a figurative flight? Explain your answer.

Part 3 - What do you think happens to Guitar after this scene? What does he do when he can not kill Milkman as he planned?

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