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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. Why does Sister Bessie not want to leave Jeeter's house?
2. Who does Jeeter blame for his money woes?
3. What does Jeeter watch for awhile before going to bed?
4. At what time of day does the fire engulf the house?
5. How many bedrooms are in the Lester house?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is the firewood sales trip not successful?
2. Why has Pearl left Lov and what solution does Jeeter offer?
3. How does the author show that Jeeter's priorities are really skewed?
4. How do Jeeter's feelings of jealousy for Dude result in his making Ellie May cry?
5. In spite of his good intentions, how does Jeeter's lack of diligence create a tragic mistake regarding the fire?
6. What is the result of Sister Bessie and Dude's trip to see Tom?
7. How is Dude's immaturity exhibited regarding the wedding?
8. What damages does Jeeter notice about the car when Sister Bessie and Dude return to the farm?
9. What is the prognosis for the car after it is repaired?
10. How has the car become a symbol for the Lester family's lack of regard for people and possessions?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses more than one theme in the novel. Identify at least two themes in the story and then cite an example to support each theme.
Essay Topic 2
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of loss. Identify at least two examples about loss in the book and then explain why the examples support the theme.
Essay Topic 3
Poverty takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite three examples that support this position.
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