Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What food does Jayber recall Dark Tom's dog eating?
2. When Jayber first opened his shop, the generation that was old and dying remembered _______________.
3. What is notable about Dark Tom?
4. Who takes over Stanley Gibbs' job when he dies?
5. Who is Dr. Ardmire?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Jayber not serve in the army during the war?
2. Describe what life is like for J during his school years.
3. Why is Jayber's last encounter with Mattie so bittersweet?
4. What is Jayber's life like once he moves to the river?
5. What does Jayber consider to be the biggest difference between Troy and Mattie?
6. How does Jayber perceive that Troy is not worthy of being married to Mattie?
7. What lesson does the young Athey learn when his father puts him in charge of killing hogs one day?
8. Why does Jayber buy a car?
9. What are the sad circumstances that allow Jayber to spend more time with Mattie?
10. How does little Jonas get the nickname "J?"
Explain Jayber's sense of spirituality as opposed to a belief in formal religion. Why is organized religion counter to Jayber's beliefs? Why is spirituality more akin to Jayber's sensibilities?
Describe the role of the atypical family in JAYBER CROW: A NOVEL. What does it mean that Jayber has taken on the town of Port William as his family? How does this unusual family evolve in its support of each other? How typical is this family mentality to most Southern families living during this time period?
Loneliness seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of loneliness? Why does it have such a prevalent place in Jayber's life? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.
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