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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 type of car does Willy Jack drive?
2. When Novalee attempts to go to the trailer, where does she get hurt?
3. What important event happens in Chapter 8?
4. "Moses did not take pictures Novalee had thought about." What type of pictures did Novalee think about?
5. How many children does Lexie Coup have?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Novalee building the life she dreamed of?
2. How has Novalee's vision of photography changed?
3. What is the true nature of Willy Jack Pickens?
4. What is the significance of Novalee's daughter's name, Americus?
5. Novalee visits the Whitecotton place. What does she learn?
6. What are some clues that tell Novalee's life is improving throughout Chapter 23?
7. How does Novalee show her unique perspective of photography at Rattlesnake Ridge?
8. What does Novalee find in the library?
9. Explain how Novalee and Lexie are similar and how Troy and Willy Jack are similar.
10. What are the gifts Novalee receives in Chapter 2 and who are they from?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Willy Jack is known to use women and get what he wants. Some of the women Willy Jack encounters are passive while others are assertive. List and describe the women Willy Jack comes into contact with and the interaction between them. Do the women get even with him or not?
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 media, Sam Walton, Momma Nell, and Lexie are all characters that Novalee encountered at the hospital. How does the hospital turn out to be a transitional point in the story? Give three reasons and explain why they are transitional.
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