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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was in the package that came from Wigan?
(a) Jean's biological parents' information.
(b) Tickets to a cruise.
(c) A letter from Pierre.
(d) None of the above.

2. What does the woman at the vermin shop give Jean?
(a) Some oranges.
(b) Some empty tins.
(c) The creeps.
(d) A fever.

3. When Jean's mother gets a letter about Jean from the headmistress, what does she do?
(a) Encourages her to keep it up until the school let Jean stay home.
(b) Grounds Jean for a week.
(c) Takes her to church to confess her sins.
(d) Laughs and takes Jean to the movies as a treat.

4. How does Jean's mother refer to their neighbors?
(a) Next Door.
(b) The Johnsons.
(c) John and Meg's family.
(d) That poor family.

5. Why is the paper shop "forbidden" and its owners talked about?
(a) The owners are two women who share a bed.
(b) The owners had been members of the church but left.
(c) All of the above.
(d) They held seances in the basement.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jean's mother have hung above her oven where she can see it often?

2. What is her mother's response when Jean asks her why she married her father?

3. Why don't Melanie and Jean think what they are doing is the "unnatural passions" they hear about?

4. What do Jean and her mother do routinely on Sunday mornings?

5. How can Sundays at the house where Jean grew up best be described?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some things Jean's mother did for the Society for the Lost? Was she effective?

2. What is Jean's experience with the visiting pastor, Pastor Finch?

3. What happens the first time Melanie goes to Jean's church?

4. Why don't Melanie and Jean think that what they share is what the pastor labels as "unnatural passion"?

5. How does her mother tell the story of Jean's adoption?

6. Explain why this statement is relevant to Jean's predicament at school: "What constitutes a problem is not the thing, or the environment where we find the thing, but the conjunction of the two."

7. What kinds of stories does Jean's mother tell her while the walk on Sundays? Give some examples.

8. In the beginning of the chapter, Leviticus, what do Jean and her mother hear coming from Next Door? What do they do about it?

9. In an attempt to fit in at school, what does Jean change about her art projects? How does that go?

10. When the Society has a special conference in Jean's town, what does Jean's mother make her do? Who does Jean meet there?

(see the answer keys)

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