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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Sula says she may be __________, but she has lived a full life.
2. Where is Nel working?
3. Who walks through the town to visit people at the nursing home?
4. Who comes to Sula's door, bringing her milk bottles?
5. What is the weather like at the beginning of the year?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
When Hannah asks her mother if she ever loved her children, it becomes a heated debate. What do you think Eva thinks about her actions? Do you think she loves/loved her children? What are some indications that Eva did love and care for her children? Cite three examples of ways Eva took care of her children.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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