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. Eva rescues three children from the street, but what does she call them all?

2. What is waiting for Shadrack when he wakes up?

3. In whose house does Sula live?

4. How many children does Eva have?

5. What does Eva douse Plum with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Helene get married to Wiley Wright?

2. Why does Sula love the attention that Jude gives to Nel?

3. Why is Shadrack released from the hospital?

4. What does Sula threaten when she is talking with Eva?

5. What has Eva done to her house over the past five years?

6. What amazes Nel as she considered the way things have changed?

7. What happens to Helene as she goes to see her grandmother?

8. What neighborhood is "Sula" set in?

9. Describe Jude Greene.

10. What did the farmer tell the slaves about the land?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of National Suicide Day is one that seems almost humorous at first, but it takes on a darker tone. Why do you think Shadrack created this holiday? Why are others afraid of it? Why do you think he never really stops celebrating this day? What is the overall symbolism of this holiday for him and for the people of Bottom? How do you think the rest of the town feels about it privately?

Essay Topic 2

Eva is constantly taking in new people into her home, but what are her motivations for doing so? What does she say her motivations are? What do you think she really wants from these people? How do her actions in taking people in affect those boarders? Are there any success stories of the people who have lived in her home?

Essay Topic 3

Eva leaves for 18 months and then comes back to her children, though she is missing a leg and comes back with money. What do you think has happened to Eva in this time period? Was she right for abandoning her children? Why or why not? Could Eva have survived if she hadn't left? Why or why not? Does Eva seem to be a strong person or one who is weak? Why?

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