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 city does Novalee travel to in Chapter 22?

2. What is the name of the bar Willy Jack stops at?

3. What gallery does Novalle attend on her trip in Chapter 22?

4. Who does Willy Jack remind Claire of?

5. What make the cellar shake?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Willy Jack trying to change his life after being released from prison?

2. Who is Ray and how does he change Novalee's life?

3. Explain how Novalee and Lexie are similar and how Troy and Willy Jack are similar.

4. How are Willy Jack and Momma Nell alike?

5. How does Novalee attempt to console Lexie throughout Chapter 30?

6. How is Delphia similar to the kind of woman Willy Jack usually encounters?

7. How is the buckeye tree given to Novalee by Benny symbolic for both characters?

8. What does Novalee learn about Benny's heritage through photography?

9. What happens when Novalee talks to the camera shop owner, and why is it significant to Novalee?

10. Why is Claire obsessed with Band-Aids?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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