The Face on the Milk Carton Test | Mid-Book 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. Where in the house does Janie end up looking?

2. Which of the following best describes how Janie views Hannah, when she views the photograph in the trunk?

3. Which word best describes Reeve in relation to the rest of his family, as stated within the novel?

4. What does Janie think of in chapter three, while at class with her mother?

5. Who's milk does Janie take a sip of in chapter one?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Hannah's story?

2. Explain Janie's realization and thought process as she enters her home in chapter three and sees no baby picture.

3. Explain what the tarnished white dress symbolizes.

4. Why is Janie at cake decorating class? And what happens while she is there?

5. Explain what Janie's parents reveal to her about themselves in chapter nine.

6. Why does Janie resist going on a drive with Adair and Sarah-Charlotte in chapter six?

7. What leads Janie to start looking in the attic in chapter seven?

8. Why does Janie want to change her name, and what does she want to change it to?

9. Explain Janie's stint, in an attempt to make Reeve jealous at the Honors breakfast.

10. What is Hannah's role within the novel, other than the history the Johnsons provide?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Janie's thoughts about the milk carton are constantly plaguing her mind, yet she feels as though he cannot confide in anyone. Explain how the milk carton increases the angst and loneliness that a typical teenager feels.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the novel, Janie is in a constant struggle between the joys of adolescence and the responsibility of adulthood. Describe how the theme of adolescence versus adulthood works within the novel. Use in text citation to support your point.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, there is a great contrast between Reeve's family and Janie's family. Explain the contrast in both families, and state the irony present within the context of the novel, as related to the two families. Use in text citations to support your claims.

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