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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Janie compare Jody's body to?
(a) "A horse rump."
(b) Sadness.
(c) "A nekkid grandpa."
(d) The "change uh life."

2. Why is Tea Cake in Eatonville?
(a) He is looking for a job.
(b) He has come to court Janie.
(c) He thought the ball game was there.
(d) He wants to buy Janie's store.

3. What does Joe do to hurt Janie in Chapter 8?
(a) Tells the doctor not to tell her anything.
(b) Refuses food from her.
(c) Moves another woman into the house.
(d) Sells all of her clothes .

4. What does Tea Cake help Janie with at the end of the night?
(a) He helps her clean the floors.
(b) He helps her close up the store.
(c) He helps her onto the train.
(d) He helps her tie up her hair.

5. Why does Logan go to Lake City?
(a) To buy a mule.
(b) To get a new plow.
(c) To look at some land.
(d) He's having an affair.

Short Answer Questions

1. After they've been married for about a year, what does Logan tell Janie she can now do for herself?

2. For how long does Janie wear black to signify her mourning over Joe?

3. What is an alternate name for Eatonville?

4. Where is Tea Cake from?

5. What time of day is it when the novel begins?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the circumstances surrounding Joe's death?

2. What are some of the reasons Nanny says that Janie should feel lucky to be married to Logan?

3. How does Janie initially feel about Joe's getting old?

4. What is Janie's first impression of Tea Cake in Chapter 10?

5. What does Janie think about Joe buying the mule?

6. Why does Nanny want Janie to get married?

7. Describe the analogy Hurston uses to explain Janie's sexual awakening.

8. How is Tea Cake different than the other men in Janie's life?

9. Describe your impression of the relationship between Pheoby and Janie.

10. How does Janie feel about marrying again after Joe is gone?

(see the answer keys)

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