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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. Which of the following best characterizes the information Jean gets from the other women regarding men and marriage?
(a) Direct and depressing.
(b) Vulgar and humorous.
(c) Vague and confusing.
(d) General and encouraging.

2. What is the moral of the story of the prince and the woman?
(a) Perfection is not flawlessness, but balance.
(b) The desire for perfection makes you evil.
(c) Perfection is unobtainable.
(d) Perfection should always be strived for.

3. Which of the following is in the book that the prince writes?
(a) All of the above.
(b) The need to produce a world of perfect beings.
(c) An exhoration to single-mindedness.
(d) The corruption of opting for second best.

4. Why does Pastor Finch carry a First Aid kit in his van?
(a) Tubas are dangerous.
(b) His revivals are so animated he usually needs it.
(c) In case the demon combusted somebody.
(d) He felt responsible for the young choir members.

5. What does Jean's mother have her do in the market for the special conference for the Society?
(a) Buy all the apples from the market to symbolically remove temptation.
(b) Stand on an orange box and shout what was going on.
(c) Tack fliers up all around.
(d) None of the above.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Jean doing when Pastor Finch finds her in the Sunday School Room?

2. What gift does Elsie give Jean?

3. What cures the sensitive princess in the story?

4. What does Jean find one day when she is looking for a pack of cards?

5. Why is the paper shop "forbidden" and its owners talked about?

Short Essay Questions

1. When she is young and still trying to understand men and marriage, what is Jean's general opinion of men? Where does it come from?

2. How does Jean get to go the fair once a year? What happens to her there one year with a palm reader?

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

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

5. Why does Jean's mother tell Jean the story of her and Pierre? What does she hope to accomplish?

6. How does Jean make friends with Melanie?

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

8. What does the prince write about perfection?

9. 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."

10. What is the story of the sensitive princess?

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