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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. In which chapter does the theme of fantasy versus reality climax?
2. What is Mr. Yampolski's profession?
3. Where does Janie hide the milk carton toward the end of the novel?
4. What type of food does Reeve order in the last chapter of the book?
5. In which state does Janie currently live in Chapter 12?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does food serve as a symbol of the state of the family unit?
2. How does Reeve perceive Janie's thoughts about the milk carton?
3. 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?
4. What is Reeve's explanation of Janie's kidnapping?
5. 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?
6. What is Janie's realization about her relationship with Reeve toward the end of the novel? Explain.
7. What happens when Reeve and Janie come home to in chapter 12?
8. Why does Janie begin shredding the milk carton in chapter 16?
9. Explain how and why Janie travels to New Jersey.
10. Why does Janie wait to pursue an adult relationship with Reeve?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain and describe how the theme of reality versus fantasy plays out and is resolved within the novel.
Essay Topic 2
In chapter one, Janie wants to change her name to Jayne Johnstone. What does this suggest about Janie's feelings toward herself? What type of solutions does changing her name present?
Essay Topic 3
Lizzy is first introduced in the novel as someone that Janie is not very fond of. By the end of the novel, Lizzy's role changes completely. What is Lizzy's role by the end of the novel? Explain the contrast in her character from the beginning versus her role in the end.
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