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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Tree notice as being odd when she and Dab and Brother Rush get back in the car?
2. Where does M'Vy say Dab is, when she finds Tree again?
3. What does Miss Pricherd say will happen to Dab's things?
4. What does Miss Pricherd ask Tree to wait for?
5. What does Tree call Miss Pricherd?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many stories of people living in poor circumstances are centered on the possibility that one day they'll live better lives, especially when children are involved, since everyone wants to think that children raised in poverty will be better taken care of in the future. What role does this storyline play in "Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush"? What hope do we have for Tree's future, and how does the story encourage us to believe that her future will be better than the present?
Essay Topic 2
Write an evaluative review of "Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush". What is this book's place in culture? What are its uses? Who is its audience? What are its limitations?
Essay Topic 3
Evaluate your own reading of "Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush" -- did you resist it, or were you compelled by the story? What does your reading tell you about yourself and your interests? Use specific examples from the book to describe yourself as a reader.
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