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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 Taylor think has always owned the whole world?
2. What does Sue hope that Booker is not?
3. What does Ruth give the baby to play with?
4. What does the mayor describe both himself and Taylor as?
5. What does Silas find on the quilt?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Brother Bond say has happened to the Communists?
2. What does Sue see when she first gains consciousness?
3. What did Sue used to believe in?
4. How does Sue react to the white men in her kitchen?
5. What does Taylor say in his speech?
6. What do the white men do to Taylor while he lies in the car?
7. What problems does Sue have with Booker in Chapter 24?
8. Why does Silas enter the room in a good mood in this chapter?
9. What is Johnny-Boy doing in Chapter 21?
10. How does the sheriff break Johnny's ear drum?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss differences between the novel and short story formats. What are the main elements of a novel? What are the main elements of an short story? What can Wright not express in a short story that he can in a novel? How does Wright use these limitations to his advantage?
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 whites' oppression of black people.
1) In what way could it be said that it was to the whites' benefit that they keep the black people down?
2) How much of the oppression was pure racism and how much was it due to fear? What did the white man fear?
3) In what way could it be said the equality between races has benefited society?
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