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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. At the end of the novel, Janie realizes that she places __________ before Reeve.
2. What kind of event does Janie attend for her grandfather in chapter 16?
3. In which chapter do Janie and Reeve spend an intimate night together?
4. What does Janie promise her parents?
5. In Janie's case, youthful innocence is directly proportional to what?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Reeve perceive Janie's thoughts about the milk carton?
2. Does Janie believe that the Johnson's kidnap her, even after hearing the truth about the past? Explain.
3. What might "attention" have to do with Janie's kidnapping, as supposed by Janie?
4. Why is Janie relieved that the Johnsons are screaming at her?
5. What is Reeve's explanation of Janie's kidnapping?
6. Why does Janie begin shredding the milk carton in chapter 16?
7. Explain how and why Janie travels to New Jersey.
8. 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?
9. What suggests that Janie wants to, and plans on, spending the night with Reeve in the future?
10. How do the Johnsons react to the news of the Springs? Explain.
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
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.
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