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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. Whose hair is hardest to cut according to Jayber?
(a) Little boys'.
(b) Old men's.
(c) Teenagers'.
(d) Babies'.

2. Where does Jayber keep his money?
(a) In his mattress.
(b) In a coffee can.
(c) A bank account.
(d) The lining of his jacket.

3. What does Jayber do sometimes when the church is empty?
(a) Plays the organ.
(b) Practices giving sermons.
(c) Takes a nap.
(d) Sings really loudly.

4. Who is Mattie's father?
(a) John.
(b) Clayton.
(c) Bill.
(d) Athey.

5. When Jayber first opened his shop, the generation that was old and dying remembered _______________.
(a) World War I.
(b) The Korean War.
(c) World War II.
(d) The Civil War.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what city does Jayber head after leaving college?

2. In school, Jayber is taught that everything bad is attributed to _________________.

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

4. What does Brother Whitespade name Jonas?

5. Why is Jayber rejected by the military?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jayber feel he has betrayed Athey when he talks to Troy about farming?

2. Who is Clydie and what is Jayber's relationship with her?

3. What are the sad circumstances that allow Jayber to spend more time with Mattie?

4. What is the symbolism of the river in Jayber's life?

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

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

7. How does little Jonas get the nickname "J?"

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

9. What is the philosophy of the orphanage and how does it impact Jayber?

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

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