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. Who comes to visit Jean while she is locked in her room?

2. Why does Jean say her mother has always given her problems?

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

4. What advice is Jean trying to give us at the end of the chapter titled Deuteronomy?

5. According to Jean, what cannot be found?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. Who is a friend to Jean after she is exposed for loving women for the second time? What does she do to help?

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

6. According to the chapter Deuteronomy what are some ways that people change or deny the past?

7. What do the pastor and Jean's mother propose after discovering Jean's continued interest in women, and what is Jean's response?

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

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

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

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

The author uses parables throughout her story in ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT. Write a parable for your own story.

Part 1. Give us the general situation of a time in your life when you were going through something you would like to represent through a story.

Part 2. Create and tell the story that will shed understanding or light onto your situation for the reader.

Part 3. Explain your story and how it relates to your situation in life. Do you think your story was effective in adding depth or meaning to the description of your situation?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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