Uncle Tom's Children 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. What is the name of the man who owns the swimming hole?

2. Which of the following subjects is Wright not allowed to talk about with his white employees?

3. What does Mann ask to use at the Heartfield's house?

4. Where is Mann shot?

5. Who does Mann ask to save him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Big Boy think about while he waits in the hole?

2. How do Big Boy and Bobo get home after Big Boy shoots the army officer?

3. What job do the soldiers give Mann at the beginning of this chapter?

4. How does Mann help out at the hospital?

5. What problems does Mann have a the beginning of the chapter?

6. What happens to Mann when he gets to town?

7. How do Big Boy's parent react when Big Boy tells them he has shot a white man?

8. Describe the confrontation between the boys and the couple in Chapter 5.

9. Why do Wright's co-workers at the optical factory not like him?

10. How do the boys give the made up word "quall" meaning?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine black femininity.

1) In what did the whites oppress black femininity?

2) How did the white man's oppression of black femininity affect black women?

3) How have black women reacted to the oppression of their femininity?

Essay Topic 2

Look at the structure of the book.

1) Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's ideas?

2) Examine the way Wright uses other people in the story to express his ideas.

Essay Topic 3

Was the police's attitude toward black people largely responsible for white society's treatment of black people in general? What laws did black people have to obey in the South in comparison to whites? How has the relationship between the police and black people caused major problems in America in recent times?

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