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

2. Jayber states that war and the economy are _________________.

3. Jayber thinks that people today are too _____________.

4. What does Jayber feel for Cecelia and Troy?

5. What does Jayber feel for Mattie?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How do Jayber and Athey become good friends?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

JAYBER CROW: A NOVEL is a classic story of loss and renewal. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.

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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