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. What state were the couple from who came to share God's word with Novalee and Sister Husband?

2. What is Forney's sister's real job?

3. Where does the important event that happens to Novalee occur?

4. What did Grandma Burgess paint on the living room wall?

5. Where does Novalee find a Rollei?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the true nature of Willy Jack Pickens?

2. Describe how Novalee helps out during the tornado.

3. What is the significance of Novalee's daughter's name, Americus?

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

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

6. Where do the police find Americus?

7. What are some clues that tell Novalee's life is improving throughout Chapter 23?

8. Novalee sees Moses at Wal-Mart. What is he doing there and why does it help Novalee?

9. Why is Willy Jack pulled over?

10. How are Willy Jack and Momma Nell alike?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Three main settings in the story are Wal-Mart, the library, and the hospital. While these are not the only settings, how do these settings contribute to the outcome of the story? Would the story outcome be different if there was no library? Would Forney and Novalee have met? If not, in what setting would they have met to keep with the story line?

Essay Topic 2

Novalee has changed from the beginning of the story to the end. List ways in which Novalee has changed, the people involved in helping her change, and what specifically she has done to change.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the parallel between names in this book and names within the Christmas nativity. What are the religious connections?

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