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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. Sam Walton hands Novalee an envelope. What does it contain?
2. What state does Willy Jack's mother live in?
3. What is Forney's sister's real job?
4. Where does Novalee spend most of her evenings?
5. What room is turned into the darkroom?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the true nature of Willy Jack Pickens?
2. As a result of Novalee's childhood, what does she do for Americus?
3. How is Willy Jack trying to change his life after being released from prison?
4. How does Novalee show her unique perspective of photography at Rattlesnake Ridge?
5. How are Novalee and Forney similar?
6. Why is the buckeye tree important to Novalee?
7. Who are the police considering as suspects in the disappearance of Americus?
8. How has Novalee changed over the course of this book?
9. How does the media react to Novalee's baby?
10. Describe how Novalee helps out during the tornado.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
What are the ten most important events in the story? Explain the events in order of occurrence and explain why you believe they are the most important events.
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