|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where do Avel's sisters decide he needs to go on business in Chapter 7?
2. What kind of company is Avel the heir of?
3. What does Patty Jane advise Avel to do on the night before he leaves for South America?
4. How does Avel know the therapist he introduces to Patty Jane in Chapter 8?
5. Who does Thor eventually spend the night with following his argument with Patty Jane in Chapter 6?
Short Essay Questions
1. What news do Patty Jane and Harriet each receive in Chapter 10?
2. What does Avel send Patty Jane in Chapter 9? What does she do with it?
3. Where is "Patty Jane's House of Curl" set? What is the community like?
4. Why were Patty Jane and her sister raised by an aunt? What did the aunt's treatment of the girls spur Patty Jane to do?
5. What kind of job does Avel offer Thor, and why?
6. What happens two days after Thor goes missing? What does Avel do to find Thor?
7. What bet does Harriet make with Avel Ames in Chapter 2?
8. What does Avel give Harriet as an engagement present?
9. How does Patty Jane act toward others as Thor's absence draws on? Who does Avel bring to help Patty Jane in Chapter 8?
10. Who picks Harriet up in Chapter 2 and where do they go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the setting of the novel. How important is the setting to a novel? What if the novel had been set in a different place and time? In your opinion, would the choices of main characters be different? If so, how?
Essay Topic 2
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 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?
This section contains 804 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)