Out to Canaan Test | Final Test - Hard

Jan Karon
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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. How many cakes does the food committee need to bake?

2. Who does Father Tim find himself thinking about as Cynthia plans their Christmas morning?

3. Who in town gets the credit for bringing the Miami Development group into town?

4. Who is Father Tim's old nemesis that he dreams of?

5. What does Father Tim urge Winnie to do regarding her business?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the welcome news that Father Tim receives during the signing of the contracts for the Fernbank sale?

2. What is Father Tim's state of mind as the novel ends on Christmas Eve?

3. Why is Father Tim doubly relieved when Andrew buys Fernbank?

4. Who takes control of the situation when Father Tim's dog, Barnabas, is hit by a car?

5. Why is there no clear winner in the mayoral race and how does the town address the situation?

6. Why does Father Tim feel compelled to check out Edith's connection to Mack's campaign?

7. Why is Winnie conflicted about selling her business and moving to Tennessee?

8. What advice does Father Tim have for Buck regarding his drinking and what is Buck's response?

9. What surprise does Andrew have when he returns from Europe?

10. What good news does Father Tim receive regarding Joe, Winnie's brother?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Faith is an important theme in OUT TO CANAAN. Can you cite an example to support this theme? Name two other themes and cite examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of disappointment. Identify at least two characters who either embody or experience disappointment then cite an example to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

OUT TO CANAAN is a classic story of justice and redemption. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.

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