The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural 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. The protagonist's grandfather tells her how he once had a monster where in "The Chicken-Coop Monster"?

2. Where does the woman say her husband is in "The Woman in the Snow"?

3. The shopkeeper tells Laura of what spirits, and the evil anger they wish to inflict others with, in "The Gingi"?

4. What appliance does Laura's husband work to repair in "The Gingi"?

5. Why is the protagonist sent away from her parents for a while in "The Chicken-Coop Monster"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Grady not give the woman a ride in "The Woman in the Snow"? What happens to her?

2. How is a neighborhood girl injured in the coop in "The Chicken-Coop Monster"?

3. What happens in Laura's home after the purchases the sculpture in "The Gingi"?

4. What is Laura's daughter's reaction to the sculpture in "The Gingi"?

5. Who is the protagonist in "The Chicken-Coop Monster"? Where is she?

6. What is the moral of the story in "The Chicken-Coop Monster"?

7. What does the conjure woman tell Josie when Josie returns in "The Conjure Brother"?

8. What does Ray do that Grady doesn't in "The Woman in the Snow"? What is the outcome?

9. How is Grady Bishop described in the beginning of "The Woman in the Snow"? What does he do?

10. Why was Nealy returned in "Boo Mama"? Why is he taken away again?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of compassion in the story "The Woman in the Snow." How does Ray's compassion "free" the ghost of the woman and her child?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and analyze the setting of "The Legend of Pin Oak." When does the story take place in history? What role does the setting play in the actions and events of the narrative?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the setting of "We Organized." What year is it in the story? Where does the action take place? How does the setting support the themes of the collection?

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