Jazz 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 often does Felice see her parents growing up?

2. What do Joe and Violet do when they meet at the drugstore?

3. Why does Felice's mother end up stealing the ring?

4. How does True Belle know Vera Louise Gray is pregnant?

5. Why does Joe want to find Dorcas again?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think the ambulance takes such a long time to come help Dorcas? What excuses do they give?

2. In Chapter Nine, why does Felice come to visit Violet and Joe?

3. Describe the way Dorcas is feeling at the party in the beginning of Chapter Eight.

4. What sorts of things to Joe and Violet do together once their relationship is renewed?

5. In Chapter Seven, how does Henry say you can always find Wild?

6. What is your understanding of the relationship between Joe, Violet, and Felice in Chapters Nine and Ten?

7. Describe the way Felice obtains the ring, as presented by the narrator in Chapter Nine.

8. Describe Acton's reaction to the shooting of Dorcas in Chapter Eight.

9. In Chapter Eight, what does Dorcas notice about Joe?

10. In Chapter Nine, how does Felice describe Dorcas?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the symbolism Morrison includes in her novel of Violet releasing the birds? What events lead up to this, and how is Violet different afterward?

Essay Topic 2

Felice has a strong attachment to the ring Dorcas is buried wearing. What does the ring signify, and why is it so important to Felice? What greater concepts are initiated in the story about the ring?

Essay Topic 3

What impact do you think Alice Manfred has on Dorcas? Do you think Dorcas is the same sort of person id she is not being raised by Alice? Why or why not?

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