Jasper Jones Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Craig Silvey
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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. Who is the mythical boogeyman of the town?

2. Why does Jeffrey's mother chastise him for being impolite in Chapter Two?

3. What movie does Charlie claim is giving him nightmares?

4. The memory of the peppermint trees at Eliza's house might be a symbol for which of the following?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Charlie admire Batman?

2. How does Wesley Bucktin describe Laura Wishart, from a teacher's point of view?

3. Charlie keeps referring to his choice to wear shoes as "pansy" (25). Why does he feel this way?

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

5. Describe Jasper's homelife.

6. Why does Charlie agree to help Jasper?

7. What is the history of the study in the Bucktin household? How might its current use a study create turmoil?

8. Why does Charlie debate telling Eliza (or not telling her) what he knows about Laura's death?

9. Why does Charlie's father give Charlie a stack of American novels that deal with Civil Rights?

10. What are some of the problems between Charlie and his mother?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay detailing the many lessons that Jasper Jones has to teach Charlie Bucktin and the town of Corrigan.

Essay Topic 2

What causes the end of the Bucktin parents' relationship? Why has Wesley Bucktin always chosen to be so passive?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, trees are of special symbolic importance. We see many different types of trees, and they are connected with different relationships, characters, and plot points. Write an essay in which you detail the symbolism of at least one type of tree mentioned.

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