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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Nel visit on the way home?
2. What does the groom do?
3. Who dies in the tunnel accident?
4. What does Sula ask of Nel?
5. Where is Eva going to go, per Sula?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Sula has an affair with Jude, this seems to be the biggest blow to her friendship with Nel. Why did Sula have the affair in the first place? What is Nel's reaction? Why doesn't Jude go back to Nel? What does the affair seem to say about the dynamics between women and men as opposed to those between women?
Essay Topic 2
At the end of the book, Nel is upset in thinking about her life and about the death of Sula. What do you think Nel is feeling at the end? Does she really feel sad about Sula's death? Why or why not? What else might Nel be upset about? What does this say about the friendship between Nel and Sula? Had Sula apologized, do you think Nel would have forgiven her? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Jude Green is another interesting male character that seems to be lacking any power in the story. Why does he feel as though he is less than a man? What does he do to try to prove his manliness? Is he successful in his actions? What weaknesses does Jude exhibit? What does this seem to say about the role of being a man?
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