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. How does Jayber recall Athey Keith as being?

2. By the 1960s, Jayber feels that the world has become ___________________.

3. How is Mattie's daughter killed?

4. What breed of dogs does Jayber get?

5. Jayber feels that he is married to Mattie ___________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How do Jayber and Athey become good friends?

4. What is the deep attraction that Jayber has for Mattie?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Loneliness seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of loneliness? Why does it have such a prevalent place in Jayber's life? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The author uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two examples you can identify in the novel and note why they are examples of irony.

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