The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 does Tee Bob return from in “A Flower in Winter”?

2. Who goes with the sheriff to question Mary Agnes in "The Samson House"?

3. Who is Jimmy Aaron's great-aunt that raises him?

4. What does Jimmy hope to lead a protest regarding in Book 4: The Quarters (Part 2)?

5. What invention has lessened the need for laborers on the plantations in Book 4: The Quarters (Part 1)?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Tee Bob's body discovered in "The Samson House"?

2. How does the thematic concept of "the One" apply to the novel as a whole?

3. What does Jane remark about leaders in the beginning of Book 4: The Quarters?

4. What does Jimmy Aaron's sacrifice signify for the plantation workers in Book 4: The Quarters?

5. In what endeavor does Jimmy solicit Jane's help in Book 4: The Quarters?

6. How do racial inequality and the segregationist principles of the South impact Timmy and Tee Bob?

7. How is the theme of slavery versus freedom explored in Book 4: The Quarters?

8. How does Mary Agnes respond when Tee Bob confronts her in "Robert and Mary"?

9. What is significant about Jane's settlement at Samson Plantation in "Samson"?

10. Who discovers Mary Agnres in the end of "Robert and Mary"? How is she discovered?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of progress in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. How does the author develop this theme metaphorically in the story? How is the theme developed through character and action? What symbols relate to the theme of progress?

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

Discuss the theme of sacrifice in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. What characters in the novel make sacrifices? What are the impacts of those sacrifices? How does the author support this theme through symbolism and imagery?

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