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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who comes to Sula's door, bringing her milk bottles?
2. How many colored women reside at the nursing home?
3. Things are changing in town: many colored people now ____________.
4. How long is it between visits for Sula and Nel?
5. What happens to Nel's husband?
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
Eva leaves for 18 months and then comes back to her children, though she is missing a leg and comes back with money. What do you think has happened to Eva in this time period? Was she right for abandoning her children? Why or why not? Could Eva have survived if she hadn't left? Why or why not? Does Eva seem to be a strong person or one who is weak? Why?
Essay Topic 3
The start of the novel is actually the ending, which makes the reader understand where the story is headed. What is the use of the ending at the beginning meant to say about the story? Does this beginning help to strengthen the story? Why or why not? Does this beginning weaken or strengthen the story? Why?
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