Patty Jane's House of Curl Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the crazy woman lose her dentistry license?

2. Who is the first to greet Ione in Chapter 25?

3. What does Thor tell Ione about in their native language in Chapter 25?

4. Where does Reese invite Harriet to in Chapter 18?

5. How do Harriet's work habits change in Chapter 15?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and interpret Patty Jane's relationships with Thor and Clyde. How does she meet each of these men? What are their first impressions of one another? What problems arise in Patty Jane's marriage to Thor? Who is better suited to Patty Jane, Thor or Clyde?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the author of the novel "Patty Jane's House of Curl," Lorna Landvik. What other books has she written? Is this novel similar to her other works in term of plot, tone and genre? How is her work received by critics?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and interpret the conclusion of the novel "Patty Jane's House of Curl." What happens at the end of the novel? Are there any unanswered questions? Why might Landvik have chosen to skip ahead twenty years?

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