The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural 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 does Grady tell the woman when he opens the door in "The Woman in the Snow"?

2. What is the name of the shopkeeper where Laura buys the statue in "The Gingi"?

3. When was Patricia McKissack born?

4. When was Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated?

5. What does Grady do the second time he sees the woman in "The Woman in the Snow"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of racism in "Justice" and the other stories of the collection. How are whites and blacks portrayed differently in the narratives? Is this a fair depiction, given the settings? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the plot structure of "Justice" and analyze the events which take place in the climax and denouement of the story. Why does Hoop confess? What supernatural elements are in place in the story?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the characters of Hoop Granger and Alvin Tinsley in "Justice." What history do these characters have with one another?

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