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. Whose cottage catches fire on the night of the barbecue?

2. What does Lizzie give Philip before he leaves with the barber?

3. What do Reenie and Lizzie cook over the barbecue fire?

4. Where is Lizzie supposed to meet Philip at night?

5. In what state does Lizzie live with her master?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Lizzie show her naivete regarding the rape on the ship and Drayle's reaction to it?

3. How has Lizzie romanticized her position in the Drayle household throughout the novel?

4. What spiritual connection does Mawu feel for Lizzie?

5. What is the most obvious reason that Lizzie does not run away from Drayle at the end of the story?

6. Why does religion play such a big part in the lives and deaths of the slaves?

7. What does Fran's presence at the Tawawa House mean for Lizzie?

8. What is the ultimate decision Lizzie makes regarding her pregnancy and her ultimate goal?

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dolen Perkins-Valdez is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, and briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Fran. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are her dreams and fears? What is most valuable to her in her world?

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