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. What does Eva douse Plum with?

2. Who says that she loves Sula, but she does not like her?

3. What does Sula threaten the boys with?

4. The idea behind this town is that there is ________ on the outside, but _______ on the inside.

5. What is the town being destroyed to make room for?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Eva sit in a wagon?

2. Why is Shadrack released from the hospital?

3. What does Nel do because she is so upset about her interaction with Eva?

4. Why does Helene get married to Wiley Wright?

5. What was the problem with the land that the farmer gave away?

6. What does Sula overhear when she is using the toilet at her house?

7. What happens when the strong wind comes that is strange to the town? What usually happens?

8. What does Hannah dream of after she cleans the beans for dinner and sees the Deweys with their laces tied together?

9. What does Nel think about her grandmother?

10. What does Sula eventually do to Eva?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

BoyBoy is one of the few male characters in this story. What is the role of the men in this story? What does this day about Morrison's views of female power and influence? What weaknesses does Morrison expose in the male gender? What advantages does female dominance seem to offer to the story? What are the downfalls of being a women in 'Sula'?

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