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. Who does Mann ask to save him?

2. What does the soldier want back from Mann?

3. How is Will related to Peters?

4. Who do Big Boy and Bobo try to avoid on the way home?

5. Where is Mann shot?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Wright's work as a bellboy.

2. What does Wright say his mother taught him in the opening section?

3. Describe the confrontation between Wright and the night watchman.

4. Describe Wright's house.

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

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

7. What happens to a black bellboy who has sex with a white prostitute?

8. How does Mann help out at the hospital?

9. How do people in the clothing store react to the black women being beaten?

10. What does Mann think about when he raises his ax to kill the family?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine the differences between how Wright represents white characters and how he represents black characters.

1) In what way are Wright's representations of white characters unsympathetic? Are they too unsympathetic?

2) In what way does Wright suggest that any negative characteristics in a black person is down to their treatment by the whites? Is this an accurate representation?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the differences between the Jim Crow system and slavery.

1) What were the differences between the Jim Crow system and slavery?

2) In what way does Wright present the Jim Crow system as hypocritical and no better than slavery?

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