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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. Where has Louella found lodging?
2. How long is July in and out of consciousness after her baby is delivered?
3. What does Bo Jo say July should do instead of meeting with Louella?
4. Following the baby's death, what does July realize the parents want her and Bo Jo to do?
5. After revealing that she is pregnant, what does Louella ask July?
Short Essay Questions
1. What leads to baby Jonathan's death?
2. What plan do the parents present to July and Bo Jo after their son's death?
3. Why is Louella upset when July goes to see her after her visit to the doctor?
4. What are the circumstances of baby Jonathan's delivery?
5. What opportunity does July sense both sets of parents see in the death of her son?
6. How does July's ongoing correspondence with Horace finally come to an end?
7. Why is July envious when she sees Alan and Mary Ann together?
8. What does July hear about Nicholas weeks after Louella leaves town?
9. What does Bo Jo say to July after meeting Louella?
10. How do the different members of the Greher and Jones families deal with the death of baby Jonathan?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What struggles did July face throughout the novel? What caused these struggles for her? How did she overcome them?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss "Mr and Mrs Bo Jo Jones" in context with 1960s American culture. How were the issues of teen pregnancy and abortion viewed during this time period in America? How might these public opinions have influenced Head's depiction of the issues in the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the motif of family in the novel "Mr and Mrs Bo Jo Jones." Is family important to July? How does her family influence her decision-making and her relationship with Bo Jo? How does Bo Jo's family influence him? How does July's family take the news of her pregnancy and marriage?
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