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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. What is Jayber's favorite duty in the church?
(a) Washing the stained glass windows.
(b) Polishing the pews.
(c) Ringing the bell.
(d) Straightening the hymnals.

2. Why is Jayber rejected by the military?
(a) He has a heart murmur.
(b) He is not rejected.
(c) He is gay.
(d) He has flat feet.

3. Who gives Jayber a ride as he walks toward the city in #42?
(a) Sam Hanks.
(b) Joe Tuttle.
(c) Johnson Hall.
(d) Ezra Worthington.

4. What is one of Roy's failures according to Cecelia?
(a) He doesn't make much money.
(b) He is going bald.
(c) He doesn't have many social skills.
(d) He doesn't attend church.

5. Where does the man in #43 tell Jayber to go to get a job?
(a) The newspaper office.
(b) The library.
(c) The trotting tracks.
(d) The supermarket.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the uncle who takes Jayber when his parents die?

2. How old is Jayber when Aunt Cordie dies?

3. What is the men's party in the woods called?

4. What does Brother Whitespade name Jonas?

5. What does Jayber enjoy most about church services?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Cecelia's opinion of her husband, Roy, and why does she consider Jayber to be her enemy?

3. What has happened in the Keith family that makes Troy feel as if he is free from any further obligations?

4. What does Jayber come to realize about the community and the inevitable changes in life?

5. What does Jayber consider to be the biggest difference between Troy and Mattie?

6. Why is J both vulnerable and comfortable when he meets with Burley and Mat?

7. How does the author show that both Jayber and Athey are capable of having compassion even for people they do not like?

8. What allows Jayber to forgive Cecelia and Troy even though they are both people he does not like?

9. What is Cecelia Overhold's opinion of Port William?

10. What does Jayber do after he has made the decision to leave college?

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