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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. Janie does not ________ her parents regarding what they tell her about the past.
3. What contrasts Janie and Reeve's blossoming relationship?
4. Which board game do Janie and her friends play in chapter 16?
5. Which word best describes how Janie is feelings, after hearing the truth of her past, in chapter 10?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain how and why Janie travels to New Jersey.
2. How do the Johnsons react to the news of the Springs? Explain.
3. Describe the argument between Janie and Reeve in chapter 16.
4. 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?
5. How does food serve as a symbol of the state of the family unit?
6. Does Janie believe that the Johnson's kidnap her, even after hearing the truth about the past? Explain.
7. How does the novel end? Explain.
8. Explain what is lacking from the Johnson's explanation of the past.
9. Why does Janie begin shredding the milk carton in chapter 16?
10. What idea does the New York Times give Janie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How is Janie's relationship with her parents depicted at the beginning of the book? Use in text citations to support your claims.
Essay Topic 2
What do you think is the most prominent theme or lesson in the book? Why does the author write this book? What is she trying to convey to readers?
Essay Topic 3
How does Janie's notebook serve as type of catharsis for Janie?
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