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. Who is Father Tim's barber?

2. What is the weather like as Father Tim goes to the store?

3. What is Winnie's position about her business?

4. What subject is Harley helping Lace to study?

5. What does the bishop advise Father Tim to do about the information Father Tim has regarding Mack's campaign?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Esther Bolick's accident wreak havoc on the food committee of the Bane and Blessing event?

4. Who is Thomas Kendall and how did Winnie meet him?

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

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

7. What does Father Tim advise Winnie to do regarding the sale of her business?

8. How did Andrew meet his new bride?

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

10. Who does Father Tim suspect of being behind Mack Stroupe's mayoral campaign?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Create a character study of Winnie. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Winnie?

Essay Topic 3

What is the overall setting for the novel? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Karon choose to use these places in the novel?

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