Sula Chapter 5: 1923 Questions and Answers

Toni Morrison

Chapter 5: 1923 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What was the first strange thing that happened?

2. What was the second strange thing that happened?

3. What are Kentucky Wonders?

4. In what year did Eva’s husband leave her?

5. What was the number that Eva and Hannah both knew from the dream book?

6. How did Mr. and Mrs. Suggs put out the fire on Hannah?

7. Who saved Eva’s life in the hospital?

8. Whom did Eva see not helping Hannah during the fire?

9. How long did Eva curse Willy?

10. What dream did Hannah have before the fire?

Answers
1. The first strange thing that happened was the wind.

2. The second strange thing that happened was when Hannah took the Kentucky Wonders and a bowl into her mother’s room.

3. Kentucky Wonders are a type of green bean or string bean.

4. Eva’s husband left her in 1895.

5. The number that Eva and Hannah both knew from the dream book was 522.

6. Mr. and Mrs. Suggs put out the fire on Hannah by throwing a tub of hot water—with tomatoes still in it—on the burning woman.

7. Willy Field was the orderly who saved Eva’s life in the hospital.

8. Eva saw Sula not helping Hannah during the fire.

9. Eva cursed Willy for 37 years for saving her.

10. Hannah dreamed of a wedding and a red wedding dress.