Jitterbug Perfume Test | Mid-Book 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. What kind of liquor do Madame Devalier and V'lu discuss drinking?

2. Who is the Co-Vice President of the LeFever company?

3. What does the narrator refer to as the steam that rises from Priscilla's tired feet?

4. Alobar stops near what landmark to sleep until daybreak as he begins his journey?

5. What kind of flower is Madame Devalier distilling with V'lu at the beginning of the book?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the one connection of the three separate plots in the opening of Jitterbug Perfume?

2. What is Aelfric? Who goes there?

3. Describe the setting of the LeFever building. Where is it? What is its appearance?

4. Describe the character of Priscilla. What is her profession? What is her education?

5. What are some examples of metaphors and/or similes from the opening of Jitterbug Perfume?

6. What is the "King of the Bean" custom?

7. What is Wren's response to Alobar's story about the hair?

8. In Part I, what does Alobar do once he looks into the magic glass?

9. Discuss the relationship between Madame Lily Devalier and V'lu. How do these women know one another?

10. Who appears at the spring where Alobar decides to rest for the night? What reason does this character give for being there?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the travels of Alobar in Jitterbug Perfume. How old is this character at the end of the novel? Has he grown as a spiritual being throughout his journey? If so, how?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of "Immortality" in Jitterbug Perfume. What symbols or motifs represent this theme? How is this theme tied to the actions and characters in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Compare Jitterbug Perfume to Homer's The Odyssey. Which characters are reflective of the earlier epic? What stylistic elements are similar between the two texts?

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