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. What does Janie find her mother decorating when she returns to the house after kissing Reeve?

2. Where in the house does Janie end up looking?

3. What kind of ice cream do Reeve and Janie order in chapter two of the novel?

4. How many digits does Janie have left in the 800 number when she stops dialing and hangs up?

5. In chapter two, Janie has a flashback. In the flashback Janie is ___________________, eating ice cream.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What story does Jason tell at lunch and how does it relate to Janie's situation?

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

5. How does going to the football game with Reeve and Sarah-Charlotte make Janie feel? Explain.

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

7. How does Reeve's and Janie's relationship grow in chapter two?

8. Why does Janie take a sip of Sarah-Charlotte's milk, instead of her own?

9. Explain Janie's flashback in chapter three as well as what Janie finds particularly upsetting about the flashback.

10. What is Hannah's story?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the novel, the theme of adolescence versus adulthood is illustrated. Explain how Sarah-Charlotte is a representation of adolescence.

Essay Topic 2

Purity and innocence are seen as motifs throughout the early chapters of the novel. Explain how these things are illustrated through the text and be sure to use in text citations to support your claims.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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