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Patty Jane's House of Curl Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the crazy woman do before walking away in Chapter 7?



2. Why is Harriet writing a song in Chapter 9?



3. How does Avel get on in South America?



4. Why is Patty Jane angry at Thor in Chapter 6?



5. What is Ione pleased by in Chapter 3?



Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Harriet awake in Chapter 17? How does she figure out how she got to this place? What does Harriet realize when she looks at the newspaper?



2. How does Avel set off a fight at a bar on New Year's Eve?



3. What is the cause of the argument between Patty Jane and Thor in the grocery store?



4. What does Harriet realize about drinking in Chapter 14? How does Patty Jane react when Harriet returns home drunk?



5. What news do Patty Jane and Harriet each receive in Chapter 10?



6. Where is "Patty Jane's House of Curl" set? What is the community like?



7. What has happened to the House of Curl in the Epilogue?



8. What does Ione organize for the night before Avel is to leave for South America? What does Patty Jane tell Avel to do on that night?



9. What happens to Harriet while she is riding on a bus in Chapter 14? Where does Harriet go afterward?



10. What does Patty Jane decide to do at the House of Curl in Chapter 12?



Essay Topics

Discuss the motif of family in the novel "Patty Jane's House of Curl." Who are the members of Patty Jane's family? How important is family to Patty Jane? What obstacles does Patty Jane face relating to her family? How does her family help her to overcome obstacles in the novel?

Discuss the motif of separation in the novel. What are some examples of separation in the novel? How do these examples of separation affect the characters?

Analyze and interpret the relationships between Harriet and Avel and Harriet and Reese. What ups and downs do they experience during their relationships? Are they well-suited for one another? How does Harriet handle Avel's untimely death? How does Reese help Harriet pick up the pieces?

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