Tobacco Road Test | Mid-Book 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. How old is Pearl?

2. What does Dude try to get from Jeeter?

3. What is Ellie May doing when Lov leaves?

4. What crop was grown on the plantation where Jeeter's ancestors once lived?

5. Where would Jeeter take Ellie May to see a doctor if he decided to?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sister Bessie also seem to have an obsession with?

2. What is Lov's problem about choosing between Pearl and Ellie May?

3. What is Jeeter's biggest fear about dying and what happened to create this fear in him?

4. With whom does Jeeter share the bag of turnips?

5. What is the deciding factor in Dude agreeing to marry Sister Bessie?

6. Why does Sister Bessie want to marry a boy like Duke?

7. Why is Jeeter working on his car today?

8. What do the physical deformities of the characters seem to mirror?

9. What type of work do Lov Bensey and Jeeter Lester do?

10. Why is Lov's visit with the turnips almost torturous for Jeeter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Jeeter Lester. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point?

Essay Topic 2

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Sister Bessie, Dude, Ellie May, Lov and Pearl. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, socialization, etc.

Essay Topic 3

TOBACCO ROAD is sometimes defined as being written in the Southern Gothic style. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.

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