Where the Heart Is Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Billie Letts
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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. While in jail, Willy Jack meets Claire Hudson. Who is she?

2. What make of car does Novalee own?

3. What number is Novalee Nation superstitious of?

4. What did Willy Jack do to practice for his audition?

5. While at Forney's, Novalee hears some loud, strange noises. Where did they come from?

Short Essay Questions

1. As a result of Novalee's childhood, what does she do for Americus?

2. How is Novalee's superstition coming into play?

3. How does Forney contrast to Novalee?

4. Why is Claire obsessed with Band-Aids?

5. What is ironic about where Sister Husband lives and Novalee and her dream?

6. Describe how Novalee helps out during the tornado.

7. Who are the police considering as suspects in the disappearance of Americus?

8. How does the media react to Novalee's baby?

9. How is the nativity scene symbolic of the life of Novalee?

10. How has Novalee's vision of photography changed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How are each of the gifts Novalee receives her first day in town at Wal-Mart symbolic to her own life? Tell what the gift is, what is symbolic about it, and how does this symbolism relate to Novalee.

Essay Topic 2

There are times within the story that foreshadowing is a key element. List at least 3 events of foreshadowing evident throughout the story. Do you think that the author used foreshadowing effectively in this story? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The buckeye tree and the Christmas tree are important in this story. To whom are they important? Why and how are they important? Is there a relationship between these trees and superstition?

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