Their Eyes Were Watching God Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does Nanny do to avoid being whipped by the plantation Mistress?

2. What does Janie do to get Joe's attention?

3. Besides Janie's wedding, what other major event occurs in Chapter 3?

4. What does Janie compare Jody's body to?

5. Who is wearing a pair of overalls in Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Janie tell Pheoby about marriage in Chapter 12?

2. Describe Logan as Janie sees him.

3. What makes the townspeople so mad about Janie seeing Tea Cake?

4. What things does Tea Cake do to show his love for Janie?

5. Describe Janie's appearance.

6. Describe what happens with the mule in Chapter 6.

7. Describe Janie's feelings on love and marriage in Chapter 3.

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

9. Describe the scene that occurs in the store in Chapter 7.

10. How does Janie feel about Nanny in Chapter 9?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how the novel and Janie's story could be viewed as an inspiration to women.

Essay Topic 2

What impact does the colloquial dialect used in the novel have on the story and how readers relate to the characters? Discuss both the negative and positive effects that the characters' manner of speaking has the development of key elements of the story (e.g. characterization, setting, plot, themes, etc.).

Essay Topic 3

The second paragraph of the novel reads, "Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly." Discuss the significance of memory throughout the novel and how this theme is present throughout Janie's story.

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