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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 Tarwater compare Mason's dead eyes to?
2. How old was Lucette when she began preaching?
3. Who is Tarwater's uncle?
4. What does Meeks say he graduated with?
5. What does Meeks do every time Tarwater mentions Mason?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Rayber see himself fleeing with Lucette?
2. Why does Rayber suddenly duck his head and hide when he is watching Lucette?
3. Why does Tarwater eat so much at lunch before fishing?
4. What condition is Tarwater in when he wakes up in the woods?
5. How does Mason feel Rayber insulted him?
6. How does Meeks say man can get ahead?
7. Why does Mason try to kidnap Bishop?
8. How is it obvious that Tarwater is unfamiliar with telephones?
9. What memory of Powderhead makes Rayber's heart expand unbelievably?
10. Why does Tarwater move toward Bishop when he jumps in the water fountain at the park?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The three sections of "The Violent Bear It Away" feature Tarwater in three different settings and under the "care" of different family members, including himself. Compare and contrast the ways that each section helps develop Tarwater and reflects Tarwater as a character.
Essay Topic 2
Violence and religion converge at many points during this novel. Describe three such times and what is symbolic about the event, how it impacts the characters involved and shapes the rest of the novel. Take time to consider why violence and religion often meet.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast Tarwater's life with Mason to his life with Rayber. Consider the values, actions, locations and emotions involved. Also analyze the impact on Tarwater.
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