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. Which Port William family is severely divided over the Civil War?

2. Jayber finds it pleasurable to __________________.

3. How does Jayber recall Athey Keith as being?

4. How does Cecelia interact with Jayber?

5. What does a drunk in the barber shop do that prompts Athey to react angrily?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the dream Jayber has that includes many of his old friends.

3. What does Jayber consider to be the biggest difference between Troy and Mattie?

4. What lesson does the young Athey learn when his father puts him in charge of killing hogs one day?

5. What is Jayber's life like once he moves to the river?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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