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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who has June been worried about running into in town?
2. How did the mule die?
3. As a child, who did Ruby think would always be around to help her around the house?
4. What does Burr's gift do for Jack?
5. Why didn't Jack and Ruby adopt any children?
Essay Topic 1
Explore Jack's feelings regarding the concept of home, and why he didn't want to take Ruby's portion of the Pitt farm inheritance.
Essay Topic 2
Both John Woodrow and Jack Stokes felt inferior to Ruby. Compare and contrast their reasons and motivations for these feelings, as well as their origins.
Essay Topic 3
Explore the theme of grief in its various forms as it appears throughout the story, e.g. Ruby's grief over the inability to have children, Jack's grief over the loss of his parents, Ruby's grief for leaving her family for John Woodrow, etc.
This section contains 887 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)