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. Where in the north do Mr. Grimke and Sarah travel in order to see a doctor in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820?

2. Whom does Handful intend to keep safe when the slave uprising takes place in Part Four, September 1821 – July 1822?

3. What is the name of the black church that is attended by freed blacks and slaves in Charleston in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820?

4. What is the name of Israel Morris's sister that lives with him?

5. Sarah and Nina are called in for a meeting with their mother and what reverend when Nina refuses to be confirmed into the family church in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Sarah and Mr. Grimke's journey north described in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820? What does the doctor prescribe for Mr. Grimke's condition?

2. Who is the Quaker that Sarah meets on her return to Charleston in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820? What are her impressions of this individual?

3. When Denmark Vesey sets the date for the revolt at two months away, he claims to have how many slaves enrolled to participate in Part Four, September 1821 – July 1822? What does Handful agree to do to help the cause?

4. How does Catherine Morris feel about Sarah and her relationship with Catherine's brother in Part Four, September 1821 – July 1822?

5. 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?

6. Who does Handful see before her mission for the revolt in Part Four, September 1821 – July 1822? Is Handful successful in the mission?

7. What information does Handful learn about Mauma from Denmark Vesey in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820?

8. Why is the congregation of the black church arrested in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820? Where are they taken?

9. Who is left to tend to at the Grimke estate when Handful returns from incarceration in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820? How has the family dynamic changed?

10. How does Sarah react when she learns of Handful's incarceration in Part Three, October 1818 – November 1820?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and analyze the character of Denmark Vesey in the novel. How does Denmark’s attitude differ from the attitudes of Handful’s fellow slaves? In what ways does Denmark influence the actions of Charlotte and of Handful? What becomes of Denmark Vesey in the narrative?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the courtship and marriage customs in the early 1800s. At what age were young women typically married at this time? How did marriage and courtship customs differ between the upper and lower classes? How did customs differ among the different regions of the country? How are these customs depicted in The Invention of Wings?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the motif of religion in The Invention of Wings. What church does the Grimke family attend regularly? What are Sarah Grimke’s religious beliefs? Why does Nina Grimke refuse to be confirmed into her family’s church? How does the A.M.E. Church in the novel differ from the white churches? How do the Quakers stand apart from the other churches in the novel?

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