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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Sula returns to Medallion accompanied by a plague of __________.
2. Does Nel think she feels bad about Chicken Little's death?
3. How does Sula response to the attention that the groom gives to Nel?
4. Who does Shadrack tip his hat to?
5. What kind of role does the groom feel he will have when he marries Nel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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