Jasper Jones Test | Mid-Book 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. What figurative language is used in the following quote: "our flyscreen door claps against the side of the house" (99)?

2. Where does Charlie find Eliza in Chapter Three?

3. When Charlie awakens in Chapter Two, what does he expect to find happening in his neighborhood?

4. What advice does his father give Charlie in Chapter Three about dealing with his mother?

5. What does Charlie's dad call him to show respect?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways are children bullied in this novel?

2. How does the use of allusions help to highlight some of the themes in Chapter Two?

3. What is the purpose of the character of Warwick Trent?

4. Why does Charlie agree to help Jasper?

5. It is shocking that Jasper wants to hide Laura's body in the river. Does he respect her?

6. Why is it unusual that no one is talking about Laura Wishart's disappearance in Chapter Two?

7. Why do Jeffrey and Charlie spend so much time speaking in puns, especially those with a blasphemous tone?

8. Why does Charlie not admire Superman?

9. In what way is the structure of Chapter Four very different from that of the the previous chapters?

10. In what ways does Wesley Bucktin remind Charlie of Atticus Finch?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay in which you explore comparisons and/or contrasts between the novel of Jasper Jones and one of the many films to which Charlie alludes.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the novel, Charlie thinks of the way he walks in relation to others. Sometimes he is behind, other times he is in the lead or walking side-by-side with someone else. Write an essay in which you discuss the changes in Charlie's character as he relates to others in this way.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay in which you explore the text of one of Charlie's favorite books or authors. How does that work help us to grasp the themes of the novel? Can the novel to which he alludes and the text of Jasper Jones be compared or contrasted in any ways, such as character or theme?

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