Tobacco Road 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. Who beats up on Sister Bessie?

2. Who comes to the house after the fire?

3. What is Jeeter's solution to Lov's problem with Pearl?

4. What does Lov do to try to help Grandma Lester?

5. What does Jeeter talk Sister Bessie into selling?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why can Jeeter not plant his fields even though he wants to, and who does he blame for that?

2. How is Jeeter inspired to do something positive on the farm regarding the fields?

3. How do Ada and Jeeter react to Grandma Lester being hit by the car?

4. How do Jeeter's feelings of jealousy for Dude result in his making Ellie May cry?

5. What is the almost comical situation at bedtime on the night of Sister Bessie and Dude's wedding?

6. What is the prognosis for the car after it is repaired?

7. Does the author provide any hope for the Lester family at the end of the book?

8. Where are Sister Bessie and Dude actually married and who attends the event?

9. What is the nature of the fight that results in a tragic accident involving Grandma Lester?

10. How does the trio get some money for a little food and a room?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the significance of the novel's title. What did the author mean by calling the book TOBACCO ROAD? Cite an example to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of greed. Identify at least two examples about greed in the book. Then explain how each example supports the theme of greed.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.

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