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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. How do most of the people in the region make a living?
(a) Retailing.
(b) Trucking.
(c) Mining.
(d) Farming.

2. What was Jayber's father's job?
(a) Minister.
(b) Blacksmith.
(c) Newspaper editor.
(d) Mechanic.

3. What does Jayber dislike about the boy in #73?
(a) His sense of entitlement.
(b) His cruelty.
(c) His disrespectful attitude.
(d) His foul mouth.

4. Where does Jayber keep his money?
(a) A big wallet.
(b) An old postal bag.
(c) A suitcase.
(d) The hem of his coat.

5. How does the woman in #63 injure Jayber?
(a) She smashes a bottle over his head.
(b) She slashes him with a knife.
(c) She stabs him with a corkscrew.
(d) She throws a rock at him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Jayber mention recalling as she walked home past his shop?

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

3. Jayber goes to work ________________.

4. Where does Jayber meet the woman in #101?

5. With what element of nature is Jayber especially fascinated?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Jayber discover as he revisits the sites of his childhood?

3. How does the author use foreshadowing regarding Jayber's interest in Mattie Keith?

4. What is Jayber's obsession with Mattie?

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

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

7. What is the irony of Jayber's burying Stanley Gibbs?

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

9. How does J encounter Burley Coulter and what does Burley encourage J to do?

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

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