The Member of the Wedding 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 does F. Jasmin spend the Saturday before the wedding doing?

2. What time does F. Jasmin agree to meet the soldier for a date?

3. What does F. Jasmin's father wear on the Saturday before the wedding?

4. What did F. Jasmin decide to have engraved on visiting cards that she was making?

5. Where does the solider suggest he and F. Jasmin go on their date?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Frankie imagine that some of the sidewalk lazies would say about her while she is working in her father's shop?

2. Describe Mary Littlejohn and her family.

3. How does F. Jasmin describe the hotel where the soldier was staying?

4. Describe Berenice's four marriages.

5. Who is Lily Mae Jenkins?

6. Describe the party that Berenice offers to throw Frances after the wedding debacle.

7. What is the point of Berenice's stories about her past husbands? Why does she share the story with F. Jasmin?

8. How does Berenice describe her final three marriages?

9. Why was F. Jasmin not able to speak with her brother, Jarvis or the bride, Janice? Provide examples.

10. What brings the wedding feeling back to F. Jasmin on her way home?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does the novel not focus on Jarvis even though his wedding is anticipated throughout the novel? Why does the author choose to only focus on Jarvis through Frankie's thoughts about the wedding and her memories of her brother? Please use specific examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

How does Frankie's innocence isolate her from the real world? How is Frankie's innocence diminished? Please use specific examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

How is Frankie disconnected from the world? What does she do to try to reconnect with the world? Provide at least two reasons for both questions. Please use specific examples from the book.

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