Stone Butch Blues Test | Final Test - Hard

Leslie Feinberg
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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. Which old friend does Jess meet in Chapter 14?

2. Which of the following does Jess NOT do in her second New York City apartment?

3. Edna says that Jess and Rocco are __________ butches.

4. What is the subject of the watercolor paintings hanging in Ruth's apartment?

5. Where does Jess move after leaving Buffalo?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ruth have trepidation about returning to Buffalo with Jess?

2. What role does Jess take on with the union and what is her motivation?

3. What does Ruth inadvertently do to harm Jess' job just as Duffy did years ago and how does Jess respond this time?

4. What are the positive and negative points about passing as a man according to Jess?

5. Ruth paints Jess' bedroom that serves as a metaphor for who they are. Describe what it is and why it is a metaphor.

6. What happens to Jess when she decides to stop taking the male hormones?

7. Why is Jess confused about Grant's reasons to take male hormones?

8. Why does Edna say that Jess is a "granite" butch?

9. Why does Jess have to guard herself as she moves into the world of men?

10. What is the significance of the apartment fire to Jess?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a character study of Jess. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Jess?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the significance of the novel's title STONE BUTCH BLUES. Why did Feinberg choose this title? Is there an understood message in the title? Is there another title you can suggest that might be more appropriate?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the symbolism of Jess' motorcycles. What does a motorcycle signify in the butch-femme world? What role does it play in the story?

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