Wench Test | Final Test - Hard

Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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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 is the name of the town which is the destination of the summer trips?

2. Drayle makes arrangements for the slaves to go to _______________ to do something nice for Sweet.

3. Who accompanies Lizzie and Drayle when they return to the Tawawa House resort the next Summer?

4. Who is Reenie secretly hiding in her cottage when Lizzie comes to visit?

5. What does Lizzie do in hopes of terminating her pregnancy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where has Reenie escaped to and what keeps Lizzie from running away immediately?

2. How does Reenie's behavior show that her life has changed dramatically for the worse in the time since she saw the other women last Summer?

3. Describe how the old man who was a freed slave traveling on the train to Ohio signifies the importance of freedom regardless of age?

4. How is Lizzie's bondage on the ship more like a slave than a preferred mistress?

5. What spiritual connection does Mawu feel for Lizzie?

6. Why does Sweet's master behave so cavalierly at her death?

7. How does Drayle show that, while favorites of his, Lizzie and Philip are not above being punished and reminded of their slave status in life?

8. What frightens Lizzie about the prospect that Drayle could free Philip?

9. What reasons do the other slaveholders give to Drayle for why he should free Philip?

10. How does Mawu show that she is intent on running away very soon?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of racial prejudice. Identify at least two instances of prejudice in the book and then cite examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

WENCH is a classic example of historical fiction. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of struggle. Identify at least two instances of struggle in the book and then cite examples to support your answers.

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