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. At what church do the police cars respond to?

2. Novalee goes to the library looking for a book about...

3. Sam Walton hands Novalee an envelope. What does it contain?

4. At the hospital, Novalee receives what from different states?

5. What is the photograph taken by Novalee called?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Where do the police find Americus?

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

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

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

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

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

9. Novalee visits the Whitecotton place. What does she learn?

10. What does Novalee find in the library?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

What is the connection in the story between Mary Elizabeth Hull, Sister Husband, and Ray? Do they meet at the same place? Explain as much as you can about this connection.

Essay Topic 3

A lot happened to Forney within the story. Show specific ways that Forney has grown in his character throughout the story.

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