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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 only sees the happiness in the town?
2. Eva enjoys male callers for gossiping and _________.
3. Whose house is classy, proper, and clean?
4. Where does Shadrack look at his reflection?
5. The farmer told the slaves that the ______ were the best part of the land.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the second strange thing that happens in the town?
2. Who does Nel marry in this section?
3. What happens when the strong wind comes that is strange to the town? What usually happens?
4. What does Nel think about her grandmother?
5. What causes Shadrack to be so frightened when he is in the hospital?
6. When the retirement home is renovated, what does this mean?
7. What has Eva done to her house over the past five years?
8. Who are the two characters who have become fast friends and why is this so strange?
9. Why does Eva call the three children she's rescued from the street by one name?
10. What are some signs that the Bottom is improving after Sula's death?
Essay Topic 1
What is Helene's grandmother trying to protect her from? What is this 'wild blood' that she refers to? Is Helene's grandmother successful? Why or why not? Why is it so important for Helene's grandmother to protect her granddaughter? Why does Helene want to avoid this life as well? How does Helene protect her daughter from this wild blood as well?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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