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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who walks through the town to visit people at the nursing home?
2. What does Sula insist on being in the wedding?
3. What does Sula get over her grandmother?
4. What does Nel tell Sula at the end of their conversation?
5. How does Sula learn of the man's real name?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is Helene's grandmother trying to protect her from? What is this 'wild blood' that she refers to? Is Helene's grandmother successful? Why or why not? Why is it so important for Helene's grandmother to protect her granddaughter? Why does Helene want to avoid this life as well? How does Helene protect her daughter from this wild blood as well?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
While Nel and Sula are complete opposites, they still become fast friends. Why do you think this happens? What does Nel admire in Sula? What does Sula admire in Nel? Why are they seen as one person after a while? What is the point of their friendship in relation to the rest of the story? Does this seem to indicate that opposites make good friends? Why or why not?
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