Their Eyes Were Watching God Test | Final 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 Janie wear to Tea Cake's funeral?

2. What happens to Tea Cake as he and Janie are trying to get out of the water?

3. Where do the workers go to escape the storm?

4. How do the other men feel about Tea Cake's beating Janie?

5. What emotion overtakes Janie in Chapter 15?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the men get angry at Mrs. Turner?

2. How does Tea Cake die?

3. How does Pheoby react to Janie's story at the end of the novel?

4. What does Tea Cake do when Janie confronts him about Nunkie?

5. What happens to Tea Cake at the card game?

6. What are Janie's suspicions about Tea Cake?

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

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

9. What does Janie say about the horizon at the end of her story?

10. Who is Annie Tyler?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how and why Janie is consistently disappointed throughout her life. Which characters disappoint her? What were her initial expectations of these characters, and how do they let her down?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the foreshadowing in the novel. What events or passages indicate that something important will happen later in the novel? What themes are presented briefly only to be fully expanded on by future events?

Essay Topic 3

How did each phase of Janie's life, from childhood through adulthood, shape her into the woman who is telling the story in the novel?

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