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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. Which of the following is NOT typical of Athey's farming style?
(a) Efficient.
(b) Conservative.
(c) Expansive.
(d) Resourceful.

2. As Jayber settles into his life, he develops a passion for ________________.
(a) Reading.
(b) Old cars.
(c) Cigars.
(d) Gardening.

3. Who takes over Stanley Gibbs' job when he dies?
(a) Owen.
(b) Mack.
(c) Jayber.
(d) Buck.

4. Where does Jayber head in January of 1937?
(a) Louisville.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Cincinnati.
(d) Detroit.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jayber find most striking about Mattie Keith?

2. To what town does Jayber go to get his hair cut?

3. Who is Mattie's father?

4. How do most of the people in the region make a living?

5. In what town does Jayber live with his aunt and uncle?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is J conflicted about the scholarship opportunity and his own personality?

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

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

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

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

7. How does Jayber first encounter Mattie Keith?

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

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

10. Why does Jayber buy a car?

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