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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What idea for making money does Jones present to Bub?
2. How does Jones interact with the men on the street?
3. On what conditions does Junto agree to give Lutie the money?
4. Why does Boots decide against killing Jubilee?
5. Why is Lutie infuriated by Mrs. Hedges' mention of the nice white gentleman, Mr. Junto?
Essay Topic 1
While Boots can certainly be considered a shady character, he has done far less to harm Lutie than either Jones or Junto. Why then do you believe it is Boots who Lutie ends up harming? Do you think this was a deliberate act on the part of the author? If so, what point was she trying to make? Did she succeed in making it?
Essay Topic 2
Bub is deathly afraid of the dark. It seems that darkness is always accompanied by Lutie's absence. How do you think Lutie has impacted Bub's fears? What conclusions can you draw about what Bub's life will be like now that Lutie has fled?
Essay Topic 3
At the book's end, Lutie makes the decision to abandon her son. In her mind, she will be of no use to Bub as a murderer. Bub, who has been the center of her concern for the entire book, is suddenly and seemingly dismissed. As a reader, was this an action you could have predicted? If so, which of Lutie's qualities led you to believe she was capable of this type of behavior? If not, do you think this behavior is believable? Has the author acted within the limits of the character's personality?
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