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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. Everything that everyone does is a sign they love __________.
3. Who is now the target of nasty rumors?
4. What does Sula ask of Nel?
5. What does Sula come to understand that she wants to tell Nel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The use of fire is symbolic in many ways to this story. Give two examples of how fire is used in this story. What does the fire symbolize to the story? How does it help the characters? How does it harm the characters? Conversely, what is the symbolism of water in this story? How is it used and what does it mean?
Essay Topic 2
At the end of the book, Nel is upset in thinking about her life and about the death of Sula. What do you think Nel is feeling at the end? Does she really feel sad about Sula's death? Why or why not? What else might Nel be upset about? What does this say about the friendship between Nel and Sula? Had Sula apologized, do you think Nel would have forgiven her? Why or why not?
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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