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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the prince in the story want to find?



2. What reason does Jean have for visiting Melanie every Monday?



3. What does Jean ask for when her mother takes her to town to buy mince?



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



5. What is Elsie's hobby?



Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the food metaphor the author uses to describe hearing about an event from various sources.



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



3. Who is the prince in the story, and what does he believe he wants?



4. 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."



5. Who is Katy? What is her relationship to Jean?



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



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



8. What is Jean's mother's reaction to the discovery of Jean's continued interest in women?



9. Who is a friend to Jean after she is exposed for loving women for the second time? What does she do to help?



10. What must Winnet do to reach the beautiful city? What is it like when she reaches it?



Essay Topics

The five fundamental components of fiction were introduced and discussed in a lecture.

Part 1. What are the five fundamental components?

Part 2. Give a description of each of the components and an example or two of how they might affect a story.

Part 3. Discuss the five fundamental components in ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT. What techniques does the author use? How effectively does she use them?

The central themes in the novel deal with sexuality and gender roles.

Part 1. Describe the views that expressed by the members of Jean's church.

Part 2. Analyze the views described. Are they sexist or prejudice?

Part 3. What philosophies exist contrary to this position? What is anti-essentialism?

Part 4. What effect do holding these views have on religious institutions such as Jean's church?

Jean's first theological disagreement with her church was on the definition of perfection.

Part 1. How did the pastor at Jean's church define perfection? According to him, is it achievable? How and when?

Part 2. Jean expresses her own views on the definition through a story. Summarize the story she tells and explain how it portrays Jean's views on perfection. What are Jean's views on perfection?

Part 3. Which side of this discussion do you agree with? Give reasons and examples to support your position.

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