Short Essay Questions
1. What neighborhood is "Sula" set in?
2. What is the name of the town where the story takes place?
3. How did the people of the neighborhood named in #1 come to live there?
4. What was the problem with the land that the farmer gave away?
5. What did the farmer tell the slaves about the land?
6. How would the neighborhood be described as in the past?
7. What is the date of National Suicide Day?
8. How does Shadrack's first encounter with the enemy go?
9. What causes Shadrack to be so frightened when he is in the hospital?
10. Why is Shadrack released from the hospital?
11. What is Shadrack given when he leaves the hospital after his year long stay?
12. Why is Shadrack arrested after his release from the hospital?
13. Why does Helene's grandmother want her away from Sundown House?
14. Why does Helene get married to Wiley Wright?
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