Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones 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. Who sings at The Reef?

2. What does Bo Jo not dare do while staying with July at his parents' house?

3. What kind of night is it at The Reef?

4. How many friends accompany Bo Jo and July to The Reef?

5. What grade is Mary Ann's boyfriend in?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Bo Jo refuse July's father's job offer?

2. How are Bo Jo and July greeted when they arrive at the Jones' house?

3. How does July spend the evening before her marriage ceremony?

4. Who is Horace Clark, and why does July spend time with him?

5. What enrages Mr. Jones enough that he calls and yells at Mr. Greher?

6. What do Bo Jo and July argue about when Bo Jo comes back from The Coffee Pot to have lunch?

7. How is July affected mentally and physically by her night with Bo Jo at the beach?

8. Why does Mrs. Jones refuse to attend Bo Jo and July's wedding ceremony?

9. Why does July go to a town that is fifty miles away?

10. How is July's relationship with Bo Jo affected because of the night at the beach?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and interpret the subplots of the novel "Mr and Mrs Bo Jo Jones." Describe the Louella-Nicholas subplot. Describe the Mary Ann-Alan subplot. How do these subplots parallel July's own relationship with Bo Jo?

Essay Topic 2

"Mr and Mrs Bo Jo Jones" is an example of a coming-of-age story as it explores July's journey from a child to an adult. How does the novel depict this transition? What propels July to adulthood? Is this an easy transition for July to make? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the character Bo Jo. What are his defining character traits? What role does he have in the novel? Is he an influential character? Why or why not? What major events take place in his life during the narrative? How do these events impact his life?

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