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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Shadrack tip his hat to?
2. Who is immediately upset with Sula over not contacting her in a long time?
3. Who thinks of sex as wicked, a personal act that is purely for her?
4. Where is Eva going to go, per Sula?
5. Who does Sula have a dream about after Nel leaves?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is Helene's grandmother trying to protect her from? What is this 'wild blood' that she refers to? Is Helene's grandmother successful? Why or why not? Why is it so important for Helene's grandmother to protect her granddaughter? Why does Helene want to avoid this life as well? How does Helene protect her daughter from this wild blood as well?
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
Shadrack seems to be suffering from significant mental issues at the beginning of the story. Do you think Shadrack was always plagued with these issues or were they caused by something else? If so, what? What is the reason for your answer? What is happening to Shadrack in the hospital? Why is he not seen as having issues that need medical attention? What is Shadrack a symbol of in this story? Why is this important?
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