The Face on the Milk Carton Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Which word best describes how Janie is feeling after finding out that Reeve confides her secret in someone else?

2. Janie feels this emotion over ending her relationship with Reeve.

3. Where does Janie hide the milk carton toward the end of the novel?

4. What does Janie expose when she drops her book bag on the floor?

5. What is the letter to the Springs missing?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how and why Janie travels to New Jersey.

2. How does the accidental mailing of Janie's letter to the Springs a type of resolution?

3. How does Reeve perceive Janie's thoughts about the milk carton?

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. Explain what is lacking from the Johnson's explanation of the past.

6. Why does Janie begin shredding the milk carton in chapter 16?

7. Does Janie believe that the Johnson's kidnap her, even after hearing the truth about the past? Explain.

8. How do the Johnsons react to the news of the Springs? Explain.

9. 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?

10. What might "attention" have to do with Janie's kidnapping, as supposed by Janie?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The images of ice cream and milk are recurring motifs throughout the novel. What is particularly interesting about the fact that Janie continuously has flashbacks of herself eating ice cream, or that she sees the picture of missing girl on a carton of milk? Explain using in-text citations to support your claims.

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

Janie's relationship with her parents is like a roller coaster ride throughout the novel, as it changes. Describe the changes, resolutions and progressions, of Janie's relationship with her parents throughout the novel. Be sure to use in text citations to support your claims.

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