Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the true nature of Willy Jack Pickens?
Willy Jack's true nature is to use women to get what he needs.
2. What are the gifts Novalee receives in Chapter 2 and who are they from?
Novalee receives three gifts in Chapter 2. Novalee receives a welcome basket from Sister Husband, a baby book from Moses Whitecotton and a buckeye tree from Benny Goodluck.
3. Why is Willy Jack pulled over?
Originally, Willy Jack is pulled over for speeding. The officer becomes suspicious because of Willy Jack's behavior and looks in the trunk. Willy Jack is arrested for stealing cigarettes.
4. Why is the buckeye tree important to Novalee?
The buckeye tree is important to Novalee because like the last name of the person who gave it to her as a gift, it symbolizes good luck and turning her life around.
5. What does Novalee find in the library?
Novalee finds someone very different than her in the library - a person who will become one of her best friends. Novalee also finds a book on how to take care of buckeye trees.
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