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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does CJ say he will beat up?
2. What does Buddy shout out?
3. How is Marietta described?
4. How does Buddy see Laura?
5. What does the visitor tell Essie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The chapter titles in this book are very important both as clues to the content but also as symbolic representations of events and characters. Choose one of the following questions and write a well-developed, cohesive essay using examples from the text and your research or personal experience:
1. Choose two chapter titles other than "Palm Sunday" and "Visions of a Rock" and explain fully why they are titled as such, how the title informs the events of the chapter, and the title's symbolic meaning. Is the title effective? Does it fit the content of the chapter?
2. In a detailed essay, explore the chapter title "Palm Sunday" and its symbolic significance both in the events in that chapter and throughout the book.
3. In a detailed essay, explore the chapter title "Visions of a Rock" and its symbolic significance both in the events in that chapter and throughout the book.
Essay Topic 2
Money plays a large role in the choices the major characters make. Answer the following questions in a well-developed, cohesive essay using examples from the text and your research or personal experience:
1. Go through and cite at least six places where money is discussed. Briefly state the situation, who is involved and the decisions made.
2. Some people say that "money is the root of all evil" and others say that "the love of money is the root of all evil." Which saying do you think is applicable in this book? Why? Give examples.
3. Can money also be the root of much that is good? Give examples in the book where that idea seems true.
4. What are your conclusions about the role money plays in this book?
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 14, "Enter Buddy," a new character is introduced and one who has great influence on the events of the rest of the book. Choose one of the following questions and write a well-developed, cohesive essay using examples from the text and your research or personal experience:
1. Write an in-depth character analysis of Buddy. Include a physical description, personality traits, and what beliefs motivate him. What do you like and dislike about this character? Why? Give specific examples.
2. Describe the process whereby Buddy gradually takes over much of the way the church is managed. How is he able to do this? What could Essie have done to stop him?
3. How could Buddy be likened to the serpent in the garden of Eden (unlike being compared to Adam as Buddy does so himself)?
4. Do you think Buddy deserves what he receives in the end? Explain fully with examples.
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