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. What is especially poignant about Jayber's choosing the woman he does?

3. What is the nature of the relationship between Troy and Jimmy?

4. Who are the men who dress in sheets and carry torches and rifles?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Jayber and Athey become good friends?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The frustration of unfulfilled affection touches several characters in the story. Name at least two characters who experience unfulfilled love and the situations that occur as a result.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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