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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is one of the rumors about the answer to #133?
2. How many colored women reside at the nursing home?
3. Who dies in the tunnel accident?
4. How long is it between visits for Sula and Nel?
5. What happens to Medallion when the rain falls and freezes?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The moniker of the 'Bottom' is introduced from the very beginning as a way to differentiate the area in Medallion. What do you think this name is meant to signify? In what ways is the name appropriate? In what ways is the name not appropriate? What other names might be appropriate for this town? Who do you think came up with this name?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the scene that includes Chicken Little, Sula, and Nel. What happens in this scene? What do you think Sula and Nel both thought when he did not emerge from the water? Do they feel guilty about their actions at this point? Why or why not? Do you think Shadrack understands what has happened? Why or why not? What does this scene say about Sula?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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