Where You Once Belonged: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Kent Haruf
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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 does Wanda Jo do in Jack's room when the boys are there?

2. To what city does Jack go six months after his promotion?

3. What rumor about Jack spreads quickly in town when Jack returns from his trip?

4. What is the sheriff doing when he gets a call about Jack Burdette?

5. What is the name of Pat's little girl?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the setting for the novel?

2. What did Jack's room at the boarding house become for his friends?

3. Who does Pat marry, and what is their early married life like?

4. What does Ralph Bird do when he spots Jack back in Holt?

5. Why did Jack and his friends steal a refrigerator?

6. What happens that gives Wanda Jo a glimmer of hope regarding a life with Jack?

7. Who was Wanda Jo Evans and what role did she play in Jack's life?

8. Who is the author of "Where You Once Belonged" and what is known about him?

9. Who is Pat Arbuckle?

10. What does Jack's marriage to Jessie indicate to Wanda Jo?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the point of view of the story? What are the benefits and the limitations to this particular point of view? How is the point of view determined? Provide an example that supports your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Describe grain elevator. What is its role in the community? Is it typical of businesses in small towns in rural America?

Essay Topic 3

Project into the future ten years after the end of the novel and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Jack, Jessie, their sons , Wanda Jo and Pat Arbuckle. Be sure to include work, socialization, marital status, hobbies, etc.

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