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. Troy Chatham feels that the answer to the future lies in more technology and ____________.

3. In 1986, Jayber wonders how many people have purchased shares in _______________.

4. What is Mattie doing when Jayber sees her in the cemetery?

5. What silent commitment does Jayber make to Mattie?

Short Essay Questions

1. What seems to occupy much of Jayber's thoughts as he ages?

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

3. What does Jayber realize as he begins to pray again?

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

5. Where do Jayber and Mattie meet occasionally and what is the nature of their meetings?

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

7. What allows Jayber to forgive Cecelia and Troy even though they are both people he does not like?

8. Describe Jayber's move to the cabin and how he feels about such a transition.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

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

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.

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