Jayber Crow: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. The orphanage's belief is that order comes from _______________.

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

3. Why is the Port William barber shop building available?

4. Who is Dr. Ardmire?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Cecelia Overhold's opinion of Port William?

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

3. Where is Jayber Crow's barber shop located and who are his patrons?

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

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

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

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

8. How does Jayber first encounter Mattie Keith?

9. What is the internal impetus that drives J to return to his roots?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The frustration of unfulfilled affection touches several characters in the story. Name at least two characters who experience unfulfilled love and the situations that occur as a result.

Essay Topic 2

What is the significance of the book's title? What are some other possible titles for the book? List at least five and cite your reasons for each.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of disappointment. Identify at least two characters who either embody or experience disappointment and cite an example to support your answers.

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