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. Reeve claims that he is insecure about this in chapter two.

2. What does Janie daydream her children's names are?

3. What the original surname of the Johnsons?

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

5. How old is Janie when her parents buy a camera?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe what goes through Janie's mind as she looks at the milk carton.

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

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

5. Explain why Janie feels that she cannot confide in her friends after her kiss with Reeve.

6. What does Janie bring up in chapter eight, when she finally decides to confront her parents?

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

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

9. Explain how the theme of Janie's parents' secrecy thickens in chapter seven.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Does Janie seem to desire a relationship with her real family? Or is it just knowledge of the truth she desires? Explain your reasoning.

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