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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 does Sue say she now puts her faith in?
2. Who is at Sue's door?
3. What is dragging Sarah into the hole?
4. Who does Johnny Boy go out to warn?
5. Where did Sarah kiss Tom for the first time?
Short Essay Questions
1. What problems does Sue have with Booker in Chapter 24?
2. What do the white men do to Taylor while he lies in the car?
3. What does Taylor imagine having the strength to do in Chapter 19?
4. What does Taylor say in his speech?
5. What did Sue used to believe in?
6. Why does Silas enter the room in a good mood in this chapter?
7. What does Sue worry about in Chapter 22?
8. What conflict does Sue have in Chapter 25?
9. What does Sue see when she first gains consciousness?
10. What does Brother Bond say has happened to the Communists?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What rules did the Southern whites enforce on the blacks? How did they blacks eventually manage to overturn such laws? How important were people like Richard Wright in highlighting the stupidity of such rules?
Essay Topic 2
Examine violence in the novel.
1) What are differences in the stories between how black people are violent and how white people are violent?
2) In what way does the violence play an important part in getting Wright's view across?
3) How do the students think the public reacted to the novel's violence when it was first published? How would the public react to such a book today?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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