Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who spent time in an insane asylum?
2. Who does Tarwater hitch a ride into town with?
3. Who takes the form of the devil in chapter 2?
4. What was the one time Mason decided to stop prophesying?
5. Who thought that everything was a "false alarm"?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Rayber define "another child exploited"?
2. What does Tarwater tell the truck driver who asks him why his pants are wet?
3. When Tarwater is digging the grave for Mason, what does he think of Rayber?
4. When Mason tells Tarwater about his kidnapping, what does he say about the schoolteacher?
5. What happens when Tarwater drinks water from the pump near the Negro shack?
6. When Meeks asks what line of work Tarwater will get into, what does he say?
7. What does the driver of the car do when he realizes Tarwater is passed out?
8. Why does Rayber follow Tarwater quietly when he leaves the house?
9. What condition is Tarwater in when he wakes up in the woods?
10. What does Rayber say Mason did to Tarwater?
Analyze the motif of death in "The Violent Bear It Away". What does each death represent and reflect? How are characters described through death? How does death drive this novel?
Rayber gives Tarwater several items in "The Violent Bear It Away". Tarwater responds indifferently or even angrily to most of the items and he really only uses the corkscrew/bottle opener. Analyze the symbolism of the items and Tarwater's responses to them. Look at how the items are treated and used and what this means to the development of Tarwater, Rayber, and the plot.
Both fire and water purify in "The Violent Bear It Away". Explain how each element represents purity in the novel and which characters seek purity or have it thrust on them.
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