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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 is the photograph taken by Novalee called?
2. Who does the policeman interview regarding Americus' disappearance?
3. When Forney and Novalee return to Sister Husband's trailer, what do they see?
4. What gift did Novalee not receive from characters she met in Chapter 2?
5. What type of practice does Willy Jack do in Claire's office?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where do the police find Americus?
2. Why is Claire obsessed with Band-Aids?
3. How are Novalee and Forney similar?
4. How does Novalee show her unique perspective of photography at Rattlesnake Ridge?
5. What is the true nature of Willy Jack Pickens?
6. Why is the buckeye tree important to Novalee?
7. How does Forney contrast to Novalee?
8. What does Novalee find in the library?
9. How are Willy Jack and Momma Nell alike?
10. How is Willy Jack trying to change his life after being released from prison?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Lexie becomes a key friend to Novalee. Explain ways that she and her children have shown they have matured from the time they were first introduced.
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
Explain the importance of names, as emphasized by Moses Whitecotton. Further, explain the parallel between names in this book and those of the Christmas nativity.
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