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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Sula learn of the man's real name?
2. What does Sula put in her hair to entice the answer to #139?
3. How long is it between visits for Sula and Nel?
4. Where does Nel get married?
5. How long is it before Nel and Sula see each other again?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
While Nel and Sula are complete opposites, they still become fast friends. Why do you think this happens? What does Nel admire in Sula? What does Sula admire in Nel? Why are they seen as one person after a while? What is the point of their friendship in relation to the rest of the story? Does this seem to indicate that opposites make good friends? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Sula returns to Medallion full of anger at Eva. What does Sula accuse Eva of? Why does Sula threaten Eva with burning her in her room? How does Sula get Eva committed and get guardianship over her grandmother? What does this say about Sula's attitude toward her grandmother? How does this shift her power? Does it?
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