The Ballad of the Sad Café Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the setting for this story?

2. What happened to Bitsy's good friend six months ago?

3. What has Bitsy just done prior to encountering the three men?

4. Who is Ferris' ex-wife?

5. What are Martin's children doing when he arrives home?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the overall settings for the stories. Why does the author use the settings she does? What is the time period of the stories? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Marvin Macy. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates her, if anything, at this point in her life?

Essay Topic 3

Prejudice and discrimination against people unlike you is a common thread in McCullers' stories. Cite two examples in this book and explain what you think McCullers was trying to say in each.

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