Jayber Crow: A Novel Test | Final 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. Jayber observes Mattie playing with the children at ________________.

2. What silent commitment does Jayber make to Mattie?

3. Which of the following does NOT describe Athey and Della's property after their deaths?

4. Who is the grandson who spends a lot of time with Athey?

5. How much rent does Jayber pay at his new home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the defining moment when Jayber commits himself silently to Mattie?

2. How does the author use the technique of foreshadowing regarding Jimmy?

3. How does the author show that both Jayber and Athey are capable of having compassion even for people they do not like?

4. How does Jayber struggle by being married to Mattie in his heart only?

5. What are the sad circumstances that allow Jayber to spend more time with Mattie?

6. How does Jayber adjust to the changing world in the 1960s?

7. What has happened in the Keith family that makes Troy feel as if he is free from any further obligations?

8. What does Jayber come to realize about the community and the inevitable changes in life?

9. How does Jayber perceive that Troy is not worthy of being married to Mattie?

10. What are the forces that prompt Jayber to move to the river?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses several instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the ongoing conflict between Jayber and Cecelia Overhold. What are the main sources of the conflict? Why does it perpetuate? What does Jayber learn about the source of Cecelia's true anger? Explain.

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