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 is Janie's birth certificate, according to Janie's mother?

2. What upcoming event is Janie's mother decorating for after Janie kisses Reeve?

3. In which chapter does Janie begin to see her childhood as loving?

4. What the original surname of the Johnsons?

5. What is Janie's real name?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Janie want the evidence against her parents to be true? Explain.

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

3. Explain Janie's feelings about the kiss between her and Reeve.

4. Janie heads outside while Reeve is raking leaves. Describe what happens next.

5. How does Janie's parents feel about dating, how is this illustrated in chapter one?

6. Explain the focus of Janie's mind during chapter two.

7. Describe Janie's appearance and how it relates to the title of the book.

8. Why is Janie reluctant to make conversation with her parents at dinner in chapter eight?

9. What is Hannah's story?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The images of ice cream and milk are recurring motifs throughout the novel. What is particularly interesting about the fact that Janie continuously has flashbacks of herself eating ice cream, or that she sees the picture of missing girl on a carton of milk? Explain using in-text citations to support your claims.

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

Why do you think the author of the novel leaves the book open-ended? Do you expect a sequel? Why or why not?

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