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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. Who raised Bullet in Brooklyn?
2. Who has adopted the Santiaga twins?
3. What does her attacker use to cut Winter's face in Chapter 19?
4. What is Bullet's new business while Winter is in prison?
5. Whom does Winter try to call from a payphone at the beginning of Chapter 16?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Winter and Lauren go to a private party hoping to find GS in Chapter 15?
2. What does Winter discover about Sister Souljah as a member or her household?
3. What does Sister Souljah tell the women at Riker's Island, and what effect does it have on Winter?
4. What suggestions does Sister Souljah give Winter about her future?
5. What happens when Winter is allowed to leave prison and attend her mother's funeral?
6. What does Winter learn from the letters from Santiaga her mother gave the fateful day she was arrested?
7. What does Sister Souljah question the women about in the meetings in her apartment?
8. What is Winter's life like in prison?
9. How does Winter steal $7000 from Sister Souljah and then get away?
10. What is Winter's plan to find Midnight after she discovers his whereabouts in his letters to Sister Souljah?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the difference between the flat and round characters in The Coldest Winter Ever. What purpose did Winter serve in the narrative? What purpose did Midnight serve?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the ending of the novel in terms of the arc of the story and reader expectations. Is The Coldest Winter Ever a cautionary tale?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the theme of love in the novel. Are any characters actions motivated by pure love? What seems to be the strongest character motivation?
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