The Face on the Milk Carton Test | Final 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 consistently acts as a central point for bringing the family together throughout the novel?

2. Which publication does Sarah-Charlotte mention, in chapter 13?

3. What vehicle do Janie and Reeve get stopped behind in chapter 11?

4. In which class does Janie finally rip the pages out of her notebook, out of frustration?

5. Reeve is an example of a ______________ teenager.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Janie wait to pursue an adult relationship with Reeve?

2. How does the accidental mailing of Janie's letter to the Springs a type of resolution?

3. Why do the Johnson's take Janie out for pizza? What are they attempting to do?

4. Why does Janie begin shredding the milk carton in chapter 16?

5. Explain how and why Janie travels to New Jersey.

6. What idea does the New York Times give Janie?

7. What is Janie's realization about her relationship with Reeve toward the end of the novel? Explain.

8. Does Janie believe that the Johnson's kidnap her, even after hearing the truth about the past? Explain.

9. What is Reeve's explanation of Janie's kidnapping?

10. What might "attention" have to do with Janie's kidnapping, as supposed by Janie?

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

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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