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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Sula come to understand that she wants to tell Nel?
2. How does Sula response to the attention that the groom gives to Nel?
3. What does Nel tell Sula at the end of their conversation?
4. How long is it between visits for Sula and Nel?
5. What does Sula ask of Nel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Eva's killing of Plum is a shocking scene in this book. What does this say about Eva? Do you think Plum was as lost a cause as Eva believed him to be? Why was Plum so lost? What does the fire signify symbolically as it burns Plum? Why doesn't Hannah help Plum in that scene? What would have happened if Eva hadn't killed Plum?
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
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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