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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where did the white woman that is accompanied by the black flee from in “Heading South”?
2. How much additional money does Dye demand from Joe for interest when he shows up with Dye's original demand in “Another Home”?
3. Who buys the plantation back in “A Flicker of Light; and Again Darkness”?
4. How does the white man help Jane and Ned in “Shelter for a Night”?
5. Who do Jane and Ned ask for when they encounter the Union soldiers in “All Kinds of People”?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does irony apply to Joe's death in "Man's Way"?
2. How is the narrator influenced by Miss Jane Pittman's funeral in the Introduction?
3. How does the government investigator help Jane and Ned after getting them across the river in “Shelter for a Night”?
4. From what narrative point of view is The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman related?
5. How does the narrator describe his relationship with Miss Jane Pittman in the Introduction?
6. How have the slaves been affected by the actions of the north in Book 2: Reconstruction?
7. How does Jane's narrative perspective influence the plot of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman?
8. What political ideologies can be seen in the actions of the north in Book 2: Reconstruction?
9. How would you describe the language syle in the novel?
10. How is the theme of social defiance illustrated in Book 2: Reconstruction?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and discuss the character of Albert Cluveau in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Where does Jane meet this character? How is he described in the text? What actions does Cluveau take in the story? How do these actions reflect upon his character?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the thematic concept of "the One" in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. How does Jane describe "the One"? What symbolism and imagery is used in supporting this theme? Who is regarded as potentially being "the One"?
Essay Topic 3
How does the narrative structure of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman relate to the themes in the novel? In what ways does the structure of the story evolve? What is reflected in these transitions?
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