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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) Polishing the pews.
(b) Straightening the hymnals.
(c) Washing the stained glass windows.
(d) Ringing the bell.

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

3. Who is the aunt who takes Jayber when his parents die?
(a) Aunt Jean.
(b) Aunt Cordie.
(c) Aunt Mattie.
(d) Aunt Delia.

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

5. Where does Jayber go after Aunt Cordie dies?
(a) A monastery.
(b) A Catholic boarding school.
(c) An orphanage.
(d) His great-aunt's home.

Short Answer Questions

1. At what age does Jayber register for the draft?

2. After Roy dies, Jayber realizes that Cecelia had always seen Roy as ________________.

3. What does Jayber purchase in order to keep up with the times?

4. What river is Jayber intent on seeing after he leaves Lexington?

5. What does Jayber never forget about a girl he never sees again?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who are some of the friends and neighbors little Jonas calls aunt and uncle while living with Othy and Cordie?

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

4. How does Jayber struggle by being married to Mattie in his heart only?

5. How does Jayber first encounter Mattie Keith?

6. Why does Jayber not serve in the army during the war?

7. How does J come to purchase the barber shop in Port William?

8. How does Jayber adjust to the changing world in the 1960s?

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

10. What role does gardening fill in Jayber's life?

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