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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. Jayber finds it pleasurable to __________________.
2. Why is Jayber's barber shop cited by a government inspector?
3. For what reason is Jimmy in jail?
4. What silent commitment does Jayber make to Mattie?
5. Into what type of building does Jayber move?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the deep attraction that Jayber has for Mattie?
2. How does Jayber adjust to the changing world in the 1960s?
3. What does Jayber come to realize about the community and the inevitable changes in life?
4. What are the forces that prompt Jayber to move to the river?
5. Describe Jayber's move to the cabin and how he feels about such a transition.
6. What is Jayber's life like once he moves to the river?
7. How is Mattie's daughter killed?
8. Where do Jayber and Mattie meet occasionally and what is the nature of their meetings?
9. How do Jayber and Athey become good friends?
10. Describe the dream Jayber has that includes many of his old friends.
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 Jayber's sense of spirituality as opposed to a belief in formal religion. Why is organized religion counter to Jayber's beliefs? Why is spirituality more akin to Jayber's sensibilities?
Essay Topic 3
The search for love is an important theme in JAYBER CROW: A NOVEL. Can you cite an example to support this theme? Name two other themes and cite examples to support your answer.
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