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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 best word to describe the novel's ending?
2. At the end of the novel, Janie realizes that she places __________ before Reeve.
3. Finish the sentence. Janie does not wish to spend the night with Reeve because she wants it to be __________.
4. Janie does not ________ her parents regarding what they tell her about the past.
5. According to Janie, it is _______________ for parents to yell at their children.
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. What might "attention" have to do with Janie's kidnapping, as supposed by Janie?
3. What happens when Reeve and Janie come home to in chapter 12?
4. How does food serve as a symbol of the state of the family unit?
5. What does Janie use her notebook for?
6. Explain what is lacking from the Johnson's explanation of the past.
7. 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?
8. How does the accidental mailing of Janie's letter to the Springs a type of resolution?
9. Why is Janie relieved that the Johnsons are screaming at her?
10. Why does Janie wait to pursue an adult relationship with Reeve?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Does Janie seem to desire a relationship with her real family? Or is it just knowledge of the truth she desires? Explain your reasoning.
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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