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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 is the letter to the Springs missing?
2. Janie does not ________ her parents regarding what they tell her about the past.
3. According to Janie, it is _______________ for parents to yell at their children.
4. Where does Janie ask Reeve to take her, after she confronts her parents?
5. What consistently acts as a central point for bringing the family together throughout the novel?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Reeve tell Janie in chapter 11, about his relationship with his siblings? Why is Janie unable to concentrate on what he is telling her?
2. How does food serve as a symbol of the state of the family unit?
3. How does the novel end? Explain.
4. Why do Janie and Reeve decide against staying in the motel together/
5. What does Janie use her notebook for?
6. Why does Janie wait to pursue an adult relationship with Reeve?
7. What idea does the New York Times give Janie?
8. Does Janie believe that the Johnson's kidnap her, even after hearing the truth about the past? Explain.
9. Janie sees three boys outside of the Spring home. What are her thoughts on them, and what other memories do they spark in Janie's mind?
10. What might "attention" have to do with Janie's kidnapping, as supposed by Janie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
What might the blossoming of Reeve and Janie's relationship represent throughout the novel? Is their relationship ever resolved?
Essay Topic 3
Explain how the lack in progression in Janie's relationship with Reeve mirror Janie's progression in discovering the truth of her past?
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