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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 message does Jess write to Ruth?
2. Who is the neighbor Jess meets at her new apartment?
3. To what event does Annie take Jess?
4. According to Annie, __________ molest children.
5. What tragedy befalls Jess in Chapter 21?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the conditions of factories in the 1970s, which is ten years after Jess has been working in them.
2. What is the role of food in Chapter 22?
3. What role does Jess take on with the union and what is her motivation?
4. Describe the encounter where Jess sees Butch Al in the asylum.
5. What happens to Jess when she decides to stop taking the male hormones?
6. What precipitates Jess' move to New York City?
7. What happens at a wedding that lets Jess know that she cannot continue a relationship with Annie?
8. Why does Ruth have trepidation about returning to Buffalo with Jess?
9. What public role does Jess take on in Chapter 26?
10. What does Ruth inadvertently do to harm Jess' job just as Duffy did years ago and how does Jess respond this time?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of the search for love. Identify at least two themes about love in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.
Essay Topic 2
STONE BUTCH BLUES is a classic story of betrayal and survival. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
The role of parental influence is a strong one and mostly negative on Jess. How was Jess' family fighting its own battles related to anti-Semitism? Does that help to explain why they could not risk a lesbian daughter to add to their torment? Explain.
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