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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. Where is Grandma Lester buried?
2. Why is Grandma Lester doing the activity in #151?
3. What does Jeeter talk Sister Bessie into selling?
4. Where do Sister Bessie and Jeeter get help for the car?
5. How does Dude seem to be a lot like Jeeter?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Ada and Jeeter react to Grandma Lester being hit by the car?
2. How is Dude's immaturity exhibited regarding the wedding?
3. What damages does Jeeter notice about the car when Sister Bessie and Dude return to the farm?
4. How does the trio get some money for a little food and a room?
5. How do Jeeter's feelings of jealousy for Dude result in his making Ellie May cry?
6. Why can Jeeter not plant his fields even though he wants to, and who does he blame for that?
7. What is the nature of the fight that results in a tragic accident involving Grandma Lester?
8. What does Lov do when he sees Grandma Lester lying on the ground?
9. In spite of his good intentions, how does Jeeter's lack of diligence create a tragic mistake regarding the fire?
10. Given what has been revealed about the Lester family so far, what kind of future does it seem they will have?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain Caldwell's use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author used them where he did.
Essay Topic 2
Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.
Essay Topic 3
Create a brief character study of Dude. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point?
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