Jasmine Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Lillian call Jasmine?

2. After Darrel's death who sold his family's farm?

3. Who is Professorji's wife?

4. What did the hungry hogs chew on?

5. According to Du, Dad handles money and Jasmine handles what?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jasmine has several identities. Beginning with Jyoti, briefly describe each identity, giving her name with each one. Explain why or how Jasmine came to have each identity.

Essay Topic 2

At the end of the book Taylor and Duff arrive at the Iowa farm. Talking to Karin on the phone Jasmine thinks "Karin stayed. Du and I are different." Discuss this. Why does Jasmine have these thoughts? What does Jasmine mean by "Karin stayed?" How are Du and Jasmine "different"? (Hint: Don't get caught up in explaining cultural or ethnic differences here.)

Essay Topic 3

Dida and Mataji have opposing views about Jasmine's role as a female. Explain both sides. Why does Mataji fight so hard for her side? Why do you think Dida fights so hard for hers? Who unexpectedly comes to aid Mataji's point of view and why?

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