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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 say people do with the past when it gets too difficult?
2. Which of the following best describes the attitude of Jean's mother when Jean comes back for a visit?
3. What happens to Winnet at the sorcerer's castle?
4. How does Jean characterize a story heard from various perspectives?
5. What happens at Elsie's funeral?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the nature of stories and history and how does she describe them?
2. Where does Melanie go, and with whom, after being accused at church? What happens?
3. What does Jean tell the church to protect Katy?
4. Describe the food metaphor the author uses to describe hearing about an event from various sources.
5. Describe how the author describes Pol Pot in relation to history in the chapter entitled Deuteronomy.
6. What happens at Elsie's funeral?
7. What happens when Jean finally returns home after being accused by the pastor in church?
8. What is it like for Winnet living in the village? Why does she decide she has to leave?
9. What does Jean tell the pastor and elders of her church when they return after locking her up? Is she sincere?
10. 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?
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
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
An entire chapter of the novel is dedicated to discussion of stories and history in general being subjective.
Part 1. What is meant by subjectivity in history?
Part 2. How subjective is history? Are there any true things to be found and proven?
Part 3. How do people best cope with the subjective nature of looking into the past?
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