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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. Reeve is an example of a ______________ teenager.
2. Janie remembers a woman wearing this, with candy in the pockets.
3. What is the letter to the Springs missing?
4. In which chapter does Janie decide to skip school?
5. In which chapter does Janie go to the police about her kidnapping?
Short Essay Questions
1. What idea does the New York Times give Janie?
2. Why is Janie relieved that the Johnsons are screaming at her?
3. What does Janie use her notebook for?
4. Describe the argument between Janie and Reeve in chapter 16.
5. 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?
6. How does food serve as a symbol of the state of the family unit?
7. What is Janie's realization about her relationship with Reeve toward the end of the novel? Explain.
8. Explain what is lacking from the Johnson's explanation of the past.
9. What suggests that Janie wants to, and plans on, spending the night with Reeve in the future?
10. What is Reeve's explanation of Janie's kidnapping?
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
In chapter one, Janie wants to change her name to Jayne Johnstone. What does this suggest about Janie's feelings toward herself? What type of solutions does changing her name present?
Essay Topic 3
How does Janie's notebook serve as type of catharsis for Janie?
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