Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 intent is Jean on becoming a missionary?

2. What does Jean say was a big problem looking at history after the second world war?

3. What do Jean and Mrs. Jewsbury do after Jean is accused at church?

4. What does Jean say about things that are dead?

5. What does Jean say people do with the past when it gets too difficult?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Winnet end up living with the sorcerer and believing she is his daughter?

2. What do the pastor and her mother pinpoint as the culprit for Jean's sexuality?

3. What happens when Jean returns home for a visit?

4. What is it like for Winnet living in the village? Why does she decide she has to leave?

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

6. How and when are Melanie and Jean ousted to the church? What happens?

7. Describe what happened when Jean's biological mother returned to claim her.

8. What happens when Jean finally returns home after being accused by the pastor in church?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At one point Jean describes her mother as "Old Testament." What do we mean by that phrase?

Part 1. Describe the Biblical Old Testament.

Part 2. Describe the Biblical New Testament, comparing and contrasting it to the Old Testament.

Part 3. Give some examples and explanations about things that might be referred to as Old Testament.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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