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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 consistently acts as a central point for bringing the family together throughout the novel?
2. Who offers Janie a ride to school in chapter 10?
3. In which class does Janie finally rip the pages out of her notebook, out of frustration?
4. Which member of the Spring family answers the phone in chapter 18?
5. In which chapter do Janie and Reeve spend an intimate night together?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain what is lacking from the Johnson's explanation of the past.
2. Explain the contrast present between Janie's relationship with Reeve and Janie's relationship with her family.
3. Does Janie believe that the Johnson's kidnap her, even after hearing the truth about the past? Explain.
4. Why do Janie and Reeve decide against staying in the motel together/
5. What might "attention" have to do with Janie's kidnapping, as supposed by Janie?
6. What does Janie use her notebook for?
7. How does Reeve perceive Janie's thoughts about the milk carton?
8. What idea does the New York Times give Janie?
9. How does the novel end? Explain.
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
Explain how the lack in progression in Janie's relationship with Reeve mirror Janie's progression in discovering the truth of her past?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
What might the blossoming of Reeve and Janie's relationship represent throughout the novel? Is their relationship ever resolved?
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