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 does the sorcerer want of Winnet?

2. What is Jean's mother's response to the news about Jean's sexuality?

3. Where did Katy and Jean go together?

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

5. Where does Jean dream she is when she falls asleep?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What happens that makes the sorcerer cast Winnet out?

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

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

Choose one of the Biblical books that a chapter of ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT was named after; so Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, or Ruth.

Part 1. Describe the Biblical book, naming the most common references from it.

Part 2. Summarize the activity that happens in the chapter ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT named after that Biblical book.

Part 3. Relate the chapter in the novel to the biblical chapter. What parallels is the book making? What references? How does the biblical chapter add depth to the book?

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

One of the five fundamental components of fiction discussed in class is Theme.

Part 1. What are themes?

Part 2. How is theme different for expository essays versus story telling?

Part 3. What are some of the themes from the novel? How are they developed?

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