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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. What does Jean's mother worry about?
2. What is Melanie doing when Jean first sees her?
3. Which of the following is a tactic that Jean uses to answer her questions about men?
4. What is Jean's response when her mother informs her that if Jean doesn't go to school she'll go to jail?
5. What does Jean's mother tell Jean about her experience with Pierre?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does her mother tell the story of Jean's adoption?
2. What does the headmistress call Jean into her office for? Why? What is Jean's response?
3. How does Jean get to go the fair once a year? What happens to her there one year with a palm reader?
4. Describe how the church community misunderstood Jean's deafness. What did they say about her?
5. 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."
6. What is Jean's experience with the visiting pastor, Pastor Finch?
7. In an attempt to fit in at school, what does Jean change about her art projects? How does that go?
8. Who invites Jean to go to the seaside? What happens and why does her mother not let her?
9. Who is Elsie? Describe her.
10. What happened in sewing class when the class worked on cross stitching projects?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the five fundamental components of story telling discussed is that of plot.
Part 1. What is plot? How can it be manipulated?
Part 2 What are the elements of plot? Do they usually follow a pattern?
Part 3. What role does conflict play in plot? What are the four common types of conflict?
Part 4. What is the central conflict that drives the plot?
Essay Topic 2
The novel ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT is the debut novel by Jeannette Winterson. Write an essay about the book and the author.
Part 1. When was the book published? How has it been received by the literary community?
Part 2. What type of story is this? What does the story itself tell us about the author?
Part 3. Who is Jeannette Winterson and what else has she done?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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