Winesburg, Ohio Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. On the night of the storm, who does Kate go to talk to?

2. What is a job Ray wants to do when he is younger?

3. At the end of "Sophistication", how to George and Helen feel?

4. When the traveling salesman visits the store, what does Elmer do?

5. Where do Helen and George walk to at the end of "Sophistication"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose three characters that you feel have power in Winesburg. Defend your choices and discuss what characteristics are needed to be powerful in Winesburg. How do these characters use their power? What does having power in Winesburg mean? How is power a theme, or not a theme, in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Sherwood Anderson is considered to be one of the fathers of Realism. Define the literary movement of Realism and explain how "Winesburg, Ohio" fits this definition.

Essay Topic 3

How does the farm work as a setting in "Winesburg, Ohio"? Discuss the use of the farm as a setting, including the emotions connected with farms, family obligation, events tied to farms and the symbolic language used to describe farms.

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