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. What happens to Winnet at the sorcerer's castle?

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

3. Where did Katy and Jean go together?

4. What is the competition the sorcerer and Winnet use to determine her future?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Jean's mother's reaction to the discovery of Jean's continued interest in women?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Jean tell the pastor and elders of her church when they return after locking her up? Is she sincere?

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

The action of the novel happens in a community of Pentecostal Evangelists, and the conflict in the story is caused by their beliefs.

Part 1. Who are the Pentecostal Evangelists, and what do they believe in?

Part 2. Have they changed since the 1960s when this story took place?

Part 3. What would it be like to be raised in such a community?

Essay Topic 2

Jean's first theological disagreement with her church was on the definition of perfection.

Part 1. How did the pastor at Jean's church define perfection? According to him, is it achievable? How and when?

Part 2. Jean expresses her own views on the definition through a story. Summarize the story she tells and explain how it portrays Jean's views on perfection. What are Jean's views on perfection?

Part 3. Which side of this discussion do you agree with? Give reasons and examples to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

In the novel Jean spends the better part of a chapter trying to understand men.

Part 1. Describe the techniques the young Jean employs to get information.

Part 2. What information does Jean gather, and what surmises does she make from it?

Part 3. Jean was clearly suffering from a lack of quality, clear information given to her. What role should her parents and/or teachers and pastors have played in her understanding, or is such confusion a natural part of the process?

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