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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 does Jean compare history to?
(a) A string full of knots.
(b) Our own personal past.
(c) Fairy tales.
(d) A religious text.
2. What do people do that Jean thinks is folly?
(a) Stop changing how they see the world.
(b) Define the world.
(c) Attach themselves to other people.
(d) Separate story telling from history.
3. What was Jean's relationship to Katy?
(a) Katy was Jean's proof that she was over women.
(b) Katy was her most uncomplicated love affair.
(c) They were close friends in the church.
(d) Jean had a crush on Katy for years but denied it to herself and everyone.
4. Where does Jean dream she is when she falls asleep?
(a) In a bookshop.
(b) With everyone who can't make the ultimate decision.
(c) All of the above.
(d) In the city of Lost Chances.
5. When is the last time Jean sees Elsie?
(a) Jean visits her in the hospital early in the morning so she won't run into anyone.
(b) The church holds a wake for Elsie and Jean attends.
(c) Elsie comes out to her ice cream truck to tell Jean she' dying.
(d) Jean spends the night at her side in the funeral parlor.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following best characterizes a belief held by Jean's mother?
2. What must Winnet do to reach the beautiful city?
3. What are the names of the sorcerer's ravens?
4. What does the sorcerer do for Winnet to help her feel safe dining with him?
5. What does the sorcerer want of Winnet?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the nature of stories and history and how does she describe them?
2. While Jean is locked up in her mother's house after being accused of loving Melanie at church, who does Jean talk to and what do they say?
3. What does Jean tell the church to protect Katy?
4. Who is Katy? What is her relationship to Jean?
5. Where does Melanie go, and with whom, after being accused at church? What happens?
6. What happens when Jean returns home for a visit?
7. According to the chapter Deuteronomy what are some ways that people change or deny the past?
8. What do the pastor and Jean's mother propose after discovering Jean's continued interest in women, and what is Jean's response?
9. Describe the food metaphor the author uses to describe hearing about an event from various sources.
10. Describe how the author describes Pol Pot in relation to history in the chapter entitled Deuteronomy.
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