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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Eva's foot stuffed into?
2. What happens to Nel's husband?
3. Who just 'filled a space' for Sula?
4. Who does Sula have an affair with?
5. Who does Shadrack tip his hat to?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Hannah asks her mother if she ever loved her children, it becomes a heated debate. What do you think Eva thinks about her actions? Do you think she loves/loved her children? What are some indications that Eva did love and care for her children? Cite three examples of ways Eva took care of her children.
Essay Topic 2
Eva is constantly taking in new people into her home, but what are her motivations for doing so? What does she say her motivations are? What do you think she really wants from these people? How do her actions in taking people in affect those boarders? Are there any success stories of the people who have lived in her home?
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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