Patty Jane's House of Curl Test | Mid-Book 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. How much time has passed in Chapter 7 since Thor's disappearance?

2. How does Patty Jane feel about becoming a mother?

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

4. What does Avel send Patty Jane in Chapter 9?

5. What is the crazy woman arguing with the clerk at the store about in Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Thor's reappearance affect Patty Jane and Clyde's relationship in Chapter 23?

2. What prompts Patty Jane to kick Harriet out in Chapter 15?

3. How does Patty Jane act toward others as Thor's absence draws on? Who does Avel bring to help Patty Jane in Chapter 8?

4. Describe Reese and Harriet's wedding in Chapter 24.

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

6. Why are Thor and Harriet not thrilled about Patty Jane's pregnancy?

7. What does Avel send Patty Jane in Chapter 9? What does she do with it?

8. Why does Patty Jane badger Evelyn Bright in Chapter 26?

9. Where does Ione go in Chapter 25? What does she learn when she returns home?

10. Where do Reese, Clyde, and Harriet find Thor at Temple Curry's home? What does Temple tell them about her past and how she came to be with Thor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motif of alcoholism in the novel "Patty Jane's House of Curl." What are some examples of when alcohol leads to problems for the characters, particularly Harriet. How did Patty Jane's and Harriet's parents' alcoholism affect them?

Essay Topic 2

What is the genre of the novel "Patty Jane's House of Curl"? What are some examples of other works of this genre? What are the characteristics of this genre? What are some examples of these characteristics in "Patty Jane's House of Curl"?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Landvik's use of humor in "Patty Jane's House of Curl." How does Landvik incorporate humor into the novel? What are some examples of humor? What type(s) of humor does she use?

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