Patty Jane's House of Curl Test | Final 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. What happens to Harriet while riding the bus in Chapter 14?

2. According to Clyde, why would a relationship not work between him and Patty Jane?

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

4. How is Temple Curry's house described?

5. Why does Patty Jane urge Harriet to see a doctor in Chapter 25?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do the doctors tell Ione and Patty Jane about Thor's condition in Chapter 23?

3. What is Harriet doing when she runs into Reese in Chapter 18? What does Reese give her?

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

5. What does Patty Jane attend in Chapter 18? What does she find incomprehensible about the event?

6. 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?

7. What does Patty Jane discover one day when she returns home in Chapter 11? Why are Patty Jane and Ione especially worried?

8. Why does Patty Jane urge Harriet to see a doctor in Chapter 25? What do Patty Jane and Nora discover one day after Harriet fails to return from napping?

9. What business does Patty Jane start in Chapter 11?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the motif of marriage in the novel. Describe Patty Jane's marriage to Thor. Describe Harriet's marriage to Reese. Are these successful marriages? What do these characters think of marriage?

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