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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. What does Shadrack do on Tuesdays and Fridays?
2. What do people assume as Shadrack is walking down the road?
3. The slaves did the work and then asked for the "_________."
4. Helene tells her daughter she does not speak ________ and never will.
5. What happens to the answer to #81?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Sula and Hannah's reputations among the women in regards to their attitudes toward men?
2. Why did Eva kill Plum, according to her?
3. Who does Nel marry in this section?
4. When the retirement home is renovated, what does this mean?
5. What is Shadrack given when he leaves the hospital after his year long stay?
6. Why does Helene get married to Wiley Wright?
7. What turns Medallion 'silver'?
8. What happens when the strong wind comes that is strange to the town? What usually happens?
9. Why is Shadrack released from the hospital?
10. Who are the two characters who have become fast friends and why is this so strange?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the scene that includes Chicken Little, Sula, and Nel. What happens in this scene? What do you think Sula and Nel both thought when he did not emerge from the water? Do they feel guilty about their actions at this point? Why or why not? Do you think Shadrack understands what has happened? Why or why not? What does this scene say about Sula?
Essay Topic 2
Sula is the protector in her relationship with Nel. What does she do to protect her friend? Does Sula offer the same protection to herself? Why or why not? What does this protective part of Sula say about her and her relationship to Nel? What other reasons might Sula have for protecting her friend? Cite three ways in which Sula protects Nel and give reasons for each of these instances.
Essay Topic 3
Jude Green is another interesting male character that seems to be lacking any power in the story. Why does he feel as though he is less than a man? What does he do to try to prove his manliness? Is he successful in his actions? What weaknesses does Jude exhibit? What does this seem to say about the role of being a man?
This section contains 578 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)