The Invention of Wings Test | Final Test - Hard

Sue Monk Kidd
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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 slave is arrested after it is reported that there has been talk of an insurrection by the wharves in Part Four, September 1821 – July 1822?

2. Who does Sarah overhear at the market talking about the African church in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820?

3. In Part Four, September 1821 – July 1822, whose house slave reports talk of an insurrection by the wharves?

4. Whose journal does Israel Morris give to Sarah to read in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820?

5. How old is Nina when she starts a female prayer group in Part Four, September 1821 – July 1822?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Sarah go after the death of her father in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820? Why?

2. What leads to Nina and Sarah's confrontation with the police in Part Four, September 1821 – July 1822?

3. What is Israel Morris's estate called that Sarah goes to visit in Part Four, September 1821 – July 1822? How does Sarah's mother feel about this trip?

4. How are Handful's first experiences at the black church described in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820?

5. What causes Mrs. Grimke to beat Handful after Nina's prayer meeting in Part Four, September 1821 – July 1822?

6. How does Handful learn about the black church in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820? How is this church described?

7. What news does Nina write in her letter to Sarah while Sarah is staying at Israel Morris's estate in Part Four, September 1821 – July 1822?

8. What happens to Denmark Vesey after he leaves Charleston in Part Four, September 1821 – July 1822?

9. How is the situation at the Grimke estate described while Sarah is staying at Israel Morris's estate in Part Four, September 1821 – July 1822?

10. How long has Mauma been gone from the Grimke estate in the beginning of Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820? How does Handful regard her mother's absence?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the setting of Charleston, South Carolina, in 1803. Where is Charleston located in the state of South Carolina? What was the economy like in this region at this time? What was the political atmosphere in Charlotte in 1803? Where in Charleston do the Grimkes live?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the character of Handful in The Invention of Wings. How old is Handful when her character is first introduced? What is Handful’s daily life like at this time? Where does Handful fit into the hierarchy at the Grimke household? How does Handful’s character evolve through the course of the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Mr. Grimke’s impeachment in the novel. Did this impeachment actually occur historically? What is the basis upon which Mr. Grimke is impeached? Who defends Mr. Grimke in his trial? What is the outcome of the trial?

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