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. In general terms, what is the chapter Deuteronomy about?

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

3. What does Jean find out one day driving the ice cream truck?

4. After her visitor, what does Jean announce she is ready to do?

5. According to the chapter, Deuteronomy, what is time?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What makes Jean's mother aware of what is happening between Jean and Melanie?

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

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

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

7. What happens when Jean returns home for a visit?

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

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

Jean's mother, whose name we never actually learn, is one of the most overwhelming characters of the book and it is her hands more than any that shape Jean's childhood.

Part 1. Describe Jean's mother.

Part 2. Jean described her mother as "Old Testament." What does she mean?

Part 3. What hints are we given into Jean's mother's past that indicate she might not be entirely as she seems. What hints are we given and what can we guess?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

One of the five fundamental components of story telling discussed is that of plot.

Part 1. What is plot? How can it be manipulated?

Part 2 What are the elements of plot? Do they usually follow a pattern?

Part 3. What role does conflict play in plot? What are the four common types of conflict?

Part 4. What is the central conflict that drives the plot?

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