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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. No one did a thing about Sula's death until ________ called the police and the hospital.
2. Who can now live at the retirement home?
3. How many colored women reside at the nursing home?
4. What does Sula get over her grandmother?
5. Everything that everyone does is a sign they love __________.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
Eva's killing of Plum is a shocking scene in this book. What does this say about Eva? Do you think Plum was as lost a cause as Eva believed him to be? Why was Plum so lost? What does the fire signify symbolically as it burns Plum? Why doesn't Hannah help Plum in that scene? What would have happened if Eva hadn't killed Plum?
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