Sula Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is playing chain gang by tying their laces together?

2. What is the year this holiday begins?

3. Whose was an honorable death, according to Eva?

4. Who is light skinned, strong and consistent?

5. What happened to the seeds when the people would try to farm in this new land?

Short Essay Questions

1. What neighborhood is "Sula" set in?

2. What is happening to Sula when Nel finally visits her for the first time in three years?

3. What happens to Chicken Little?

4. What is Shadrack given when he leaves the hospital after his year long stay?

5. What has been sparked in Nel?

6. What does Nel think about her grandmother?

7. Describe Jude Greene.

8. Who are Eva's children in the novel "Sula?"

9. What happens when the strong wind comes that is strange to the town? What usually happens?

10. How did the people of the neighborhood named in #1 come to live there?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Hannah asks her mother if she ever loved her children, it becomes a heated debate. What do you think Eva thinks about her actions? Do you think she loves/loved her children? What are some indications that Eva did love and care for her children? Cite three examples of ways Eva took care of her children.

Essay Topic 2

The use of fire is symbolic in many ways to this story. Give two examples of how fire is used in this story. What does the fire symbolize to the story? How does it help the characters? How does it harm the characters? Conversely, what is the symbolism of water in this story? How is it used and what does it mean?

Essay Topic 3

Sula's reputation in the town becomes the thing of rumors and whispers. What are some of the things people of the town are saying she is? What does this do to the rest of the town? What affect does Sula have on the town as a whole? What begins to change in the Bottom? What does this seem to show? Can one person really affect a town that much?

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