The Ballad of the Sad Café Test | Mid-Book 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. What is happening to Frances that Mr. Bilderbach is unaware of?

2. Both Frances and the student in #78 have been dubbed ________________.

3. What do the people in town think has happened to the man in #14 when he is not seen the next day?

4. What does drinking liquor in Amelia's house signify?

5. What is the sole focus of Frances' life?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the setting for "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe?"

2. Why is John Ferris is a New York hotel and what seems to consume his thoughts?

3. What is the nature of the altercation between Martin and his wife, Emily?

4. Does Frances know why her piano playing has become lifeless?

5. Explain the role of misfits in McCullers' work and how Cousin Lymon and Amelia both fall into that category.

6. How does the relationship between Amelia and Lymon compare to the one between Amelia and Marvin?

7. Why could Martin's children not eat the meal their mother had prepared for them earlier?

8. How does Amelia try to get rid of Marvin?

9. What does Martin Meadows find when he arrives at his home early one Friday afternoon?

10. What are some of the strange situations that Mr. Brook finds at Madame Zilensky's house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Select three characters from any of the stories and project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for their lives. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, and socialization.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the role of women in the rural South in the 1940s when the women in the novel are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have?

Essay Topic 3

Carson McCullers is famous for her use of shocking situations for her characters. Select three situations from any of the stories and explain why they fit into this classification.

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