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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Mattie Keith marry?
(a) Tom Gerard.
(b) Terry Samuels.
(c) Troy Chatham.
(d) Tony Miller.

2. What does Jayber never forget about a girl he never sees again?
(a) Her laugh.
(b) Her perfume.
(c) Her eyes.
(d) Her kiss.

3. In school, Jayber is taught that everything bad is attributed to _________________.
(a) The body.
(b) The devil.
(c) Orphans.
(d) Gangs.

4. How is Jayber perceived at the orphanage?
(a) A troublemaker.
(b) An artist.
(c) An observer.
(d) An athlete.

5. What is the Grandstand?
(a) A fairgrounds building.
(b) A college band.
(c) A men's hangout.
(d) A bar.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Jayber sleep on his first night back in Port William?

2. Where does Jayber keep his money?

3. Where does Jayber go after Aunt Cordie dies?

4. What is the capital of Kentucky?

5. Which Port William resident has a dream about his son in the war?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is Jayber Crow's barber shop located and who are his patrons?

2. What is the Grandstand and what role does it serve for the men in the community?

3. Who does Jonas live with after his parents die?

4. Describe what life is like for J during his school years.

5. What symbols does the author use to portray little Jayber's shattered life?

6. What spiritual moments about the past and present does Jayber experience in church?

7. How do Athey and Troy differ in their views on how a farm should be run?

8. What is Jayber's tone as he, now an old man, recalls his life?

9. What is the internal impetus that drives J to return to his roots?

10. How does Jayber first encounter Mattie Keith?

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