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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 Eva see as she looks out the window after getting the comb?
2. Who comes up to the girls as he is picking his nose?
3. What frustrates Shadrack so much that he begins to cry?
4. When was Shadrack in the war?
5. Eva enjoys male callers for gossiping and _________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Helene get married to Wiley Wright?
2. What are Sula and Nel's ideas about where Sula should stay?
3. What does Hannah take to her mother on Thursday?
4. What is the newest interest of Sula and Nel as they go off on their random adventures?
5. What has been sparked in Nel?
6. What happens to Helene as she goes to see her grandmother?
7. Why is Shadrack released from the hospital?
8. Who are Eva's children in the novel "Sula?"
9. What does Nel do because she is so upset about her interaction with Eva?
10. What is the name of the town where the story takes place?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Eva's killing of Plum is a shocking scene in this book. What does this say about Eva? Do you think Plum was as lost a cause as Eva believed him to be? Why was Plum so lost? What does the fire signify symbolically as it burns Plum? Why doesn't Hannah help Plum in that scene? What would have happened if Eva hadn't killed Plum?
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