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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 Mattie doing when Jayber sees her in the cemetery?
(a) Planting flowers.
(b) Lying on her child's grave.
(c) Clipping grass.
(d) Polishing a headstone.
2. How much rent does Jayber pay at his new home?
3. What does a drunk in the barber shop do that prompts Athey to react angrily?
(a) Is disrespectful to Jayber.
(b) Tries to cheat Jayber.
(c) Makes a racial slur.
(d) Makes an inappropriate comment about Mattie.
4. Jayber feels that he is married to Mattie ___________________.
(a) In his wildest dreams.
(b) In his heart only.
(c) In a former life.
(d) If she will have him.
5. Where do Jayber and Mattie occasionally meet?
(b) State Park.
(c) Nest Egg.
(d) Amusement Park.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Cecelia interact with Jayber?
2. Who is the black woman who raised Athey Keith?
3. What does Jayber note about Port William now?
4. Why is Jayber's barber shop cited by a government inspector?
5. Why does Jayber get upset with Troy at the dance?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the defining moment when Jayber commits himself silently to Mattie?
2. What is the deep attraction that Jayber has for Mattie?
3. How does the author show that both Jayber and Athey are capable of having compassion even for people they do not like?
4. What lesson does the young Athey learn when his father puts him in charge of killing hogs one day?
5. What has happened in the Keith family that makes Troy feel as if he is free from any further obligations?
6. What does Jayber come to realize about the community and the inevitable changes in life?
7. How do Jayber and Athey become good friends?
8. What allows Jayber to forgive Cecelia and Troy even though they are both people he does not like?
9. How does Jayber adjust to the changing world in the 1960s?
10. What seems to occupy much of Jayber's thoughts as he ages?
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