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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What job does the groom really want?
2. What does Sula threaten she will do to Eva?
3. How long is it before Nel and Sula see each other again?
4. Who does Sula have an affair with?
5. What does Sula ask of Nel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sula returns to Medallion full of anger at Eva. What does Sula accuse Eva of? Why does Sula threaten Eva with burning her in her room? How does Sula get Eva committed and get guardianship over her grandmother? What does this say about Sula's attitude toward her grandmother? How does this shift her power? Does it?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
The moniker of the 'Bottom' is introduced from the very beginning as a way to differentiate the area in Medallion. What do you think this name is meant to signify? In what ways is the name appropriate? In what ways is the name not appropriate? What other names might be appropriate for this town? Who do you think came up with this name?
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