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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. Who picks up Novalee and Americus from the hospital?
2. Chapter 23 talks about what natural disaster?
3. Why is Willy Jack arrested?
4. What agency does Willy Jack go to?
5. When Forney and Novalee return to Sister Husband's trailer, what do they see?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Novalee building the life she dreamed of?
2. Why is the buckeye tree important to Novalee?
3. How is Ruth Meyers not like the other women in Willy Jack's life?
4. Novalee sees Moses at Wal-Mart. What is he doing there and why does it help Novalee?
5. Describe how Novalee helps out during the tornado.
6. How does the media react to Novalee's baby?
7. Where do the police find Americus?
8. As a result of Novalee's childhood, what does she do for Americus?
9. What are Lexie's children's names and what do they tell us about Lexie?
10. How does Forney contrast to Novalee?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Home is a major theme of the story. Describe how this theme is important to Forney, Lexie, Sister Husband, Moses, and Benny.
Essay Topic 2
Photography is a hobby that Novalee enjoys. Who does she learn this hobby from and how does this person help her grow?
Essay Topic 3
How is Novalee's family similar to Forney's family? How is Novalee's family different from Forney's family?
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