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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of business does Jayber own?

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

3. Who is Brother Whitespade?

4. In what state does Jayber live?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How do Athey and Troy differ in their views on how a farm should be run?

4. What are Jayber's perceptions of the war?

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

6. How does Jayber first encounter Mattie Keith?

7. What does Jayber do after he has made the decision to leave college?

8. What spiritual moments about the past and present does Jayber experience in church?

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

10. What is the premise of the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a character study of Jayber Crow. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Jayber?

Essay Topic 2

Does Berry end the story on a note of hope for Jayber or the continuance of his struggle to come to terms with flawed relationships and evolving trends and ways of life? Give your perspective and two reasons to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Create a character study of Athey Keith. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Athey?

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