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. According to Jean, what cannot be found?

2. What does Jean's mother call Jean's romantic love for another woman?

3. How does Jean characterize a story heard from various perspectives?

4. How much warning do Jean and Melanie have of what will happen at church when they are separated?

5. What does the pastor tell Jean when they run into each other?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Where does Melanie go, and with whom, after being accused at church? What happens?

7. Describe the nature and style of the chapter entitled Deuteronomy.

8. What does Jean tell the church to protect Katy?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The author frequently uses stories, often ones that sound like parables, to make her points in her story.

Part 1. Give some examples of some stories she tells to enhance an aspect of her story.

Part 2. Analyze the story she tells in reference to her story. What does it mean? What is she adding to her narrative?

Part 3. In your mind, how effective is this tool in her story telling?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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