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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. How does Jean pass the time she spends in the children's ward at the hospital?
2. What does the prince announce about the woman after their talk?
3. How does Jean's mother refer to their neighbors?
4. What makes Jean's mother decide to get Jean a new mac?
5. What does Jean help do one year when they go to Morecambe?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who invites Jean to go to the seaside? What happens and why does her mother not let her?
2. What does the headmistress call Jean into her office for? Why? What is Jean's response?
3. When the Society has a special conference in Jean's town, what does Jean's mother make her do? Who does Jean meet there?
4. How did Jean's mother get started with the Society for the Lost?
5. How does Jean make friends with Melanie?
6. What does the prince write about perfection?
7. Who is the prince in the story, and what does he believe he wants?
8. Describe a typical Sunday in Jean's home.
9. How does Jean get to go the fair once a year? What happens to her there one year with a palm reader?
10. What is the story of the sensitive princess?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the central themes of this novel has to deal with the concept of homosexuality in religion.
Part 1. How is this theme developed in the novel?
Part 2. What are some common attitudes of religious groups today in regards to homosexuality?
Part 3.What, in your view, should the role of homosexuality in religion be?
Essay Topic 2
One of the five fundamental components of fiction discussed in class is Theme.
Part 1. What are themes?
Part 2. How is theme different for expository essays versus story telling?
Part 3. What are some of the themes from the novel? How are they developed?
Essay Topic 3
The author uses parables throughout her story in ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT. Write a parable for your own story.
Part 1. Give us the general situation of a time in your life when you were going through something you would like to represent through a story.
Part 2. Create and tell the story that will shed understanding or light onto your situation for the reader.
Part 3. Explain your story and how it relates to your situation in life. Do you think your story was effective in adding depth or meaning to the description of your situation?
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