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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 light skinned, strong and consistent?
2. The idea behind this town is that there is ________ on the outside, but _______ on the inside.
3. Who shows up and is pressured into marrying Helene?
4. Whose grandmother is trying to keep her away from a certain place?
5. What does Sula threaten the boys with?
Short Essay Questions
1. What amazes Nel as she considered the way things have changed?
2. What happens to Chicken Little?
3. What is the date of National Suicide Day?
4. What does Sula threaten when she is talking with Eva?
5. What does Sula eventually do to Eva?
6. What is happening to Sula when Nel finally visits her for the first time in three years?
7. How does Shadrack's first encounter with the enemy go?
8. What does Nel realize she feels about Chicken Little's death?
9. What are Sula and Hannah's reputations among the women in regards to their attitudes toward men?
10. What does Nel think about her grandmother?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the end of the book, Nel is upset in thinking about her life and about the death of Sula. What do you think Nel is feeling at the end? Does she really feel sad about Sula's death? Why or why not? What else might Nel be upset about? What does this say about the friendship between Nel and Sula? Had Sula apologized, do you think Nel would have forgiven her? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
When Sula helps Nel with her wedding, she is excited that she is getting married and is happy. At the end of the wedding, however, Sula leaves and does not return for 10 years. Why do you think Sula was away so long? What does this say about her friendship with Nel? Do you think Sula was upset with Nel? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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