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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 letter to the Springs missing?
2. Reeve is an example of a ______________ teenager.
3. Janie's struggle between ________________ and adulthood is a theme throughout the novel.
4. In Janie's case, youthful innocence is directly proportional to what?
5. Which word best describes how Janie is feeling after finding out that Reeve confides her secret in someone else?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the contrast present between Janie's relationship with Reeve and Janie's relationship with her family.
2. Explain what is lacking from the Johnson's explanation of the past.
3. Why is Janie relieved that the Johnsons are screaming at her?
4. Why do the Johnson's take Janie out for pizza? What are they attempting to do?
5. How does the accidental mailing of Janie's letter to the Springs a type of resolution?
6. What might "attention" have to do with Janie's kidnapping, as supposed by Janie?
7. Explain how and why Janie travels to New Jersey.
8. What idea does the New York Times give Janie?
9. How does food serve as a symbol of the state of the family unit?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Purity and innocence are seen as motifs throughout the early chapters of the novel. Explain how these things are illustrated through the text and be sure to use in text citations to support your claims.
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the novel, the theme of adolescence versus adulthood is illustrated. Explain how Sarah-Charlotte is a representation of adolescence.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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