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 are Jean and Katy discovered?

2. What do people do that Jean thinks is folly?

3. What does Jean's mother do after Jean has repented?

4. When Jean does not repent for the pastor, what does he tell Jean's mother to do?

5. Who knew about Jean and Melanie and tried to help them?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how the author describes Pol Pot in relation to history in the chapter entitled Deuteronomy.

2. What is the nature of stories and history and how does she describe them?

3. What is the point the author makes using the pilgrim fathers in her chapter entitled Deuteronomy?

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

10. In what ways might the chapter entitled Deuteronomy apply to Jean's life?

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 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

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?

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