A Virtuous Woman Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 inner thoughts is the reader privy to in Chapter 16?

2. Why didn't Jack and Ruby adopt any children?

3. After spending a week with Ruby and Jack, how did June feel about leaving?

4. What did Jack like to do to Cecil?

5. What does the housekeeper do on the second day?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Burr do for his father when he died?

2. Who informed June about menstruation, and why?

3. What does Burr do for Jack, and how does this save his life?

4. What happened to John Woodrow the night before Ruby and Jack met?

5. Before leaving home, what had been Ruby's experience with cooking?

6. Why was Ruby so proud of her cooking?

7. After the week they got to spend with her, why were Jack and Ruby so upset went June went home?

8. What happened when Jack tried to cook for himself after Ruby's death?

9. What did Jack and Ruby think happens to the soul after death?

10. After Ruby's spirit does not visit, what does Jack do the next day?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explore Ruby's sense of pride, both before and after John Woodrow, as well as during childhood and adulthood.

Essay Topic 2

After writing fifteen chapters with Jack and Ruby as narrators, the author switches narrative styles in the last chapter to third person omnipotent. Explain why having dual narrators was not only beneficial, but critical to the story, and why it was necessary to switch styles for the ending.

Essay Topic 3

In the last few segments of the novel, after writing many chapters in a Southern vernacular, the author finally gives definitive information about the geographical setting of the story, being Georgia; however, there is nothing definitive stated about the era. Choose a few examples of clues regarding the setting's time period and why they further define the setting.

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