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

Kent Haruf
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who pays for Jack's accommodations while he is on his trip?



2. What sport did Jack discover in high school?



3. When do boys in town come to drink beer and play cards in Jack's room?



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



5. Who was the owner of the town's newspaper?



Short Essay Questions

1. What does Doyle Francis discover when he returns to manage the grain elevator in Jack's absence?



2. Why do so many people in town turn up at the diner when Jack returns to town?



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



4. Who first notices Jack when he returns to Holt?



5. What is the purpose of Jack's trip to Tulsa?



6. What does Jack do that shows why he came back to Holt, and what do his actions do to Pat?



7. How does Jessie find out that Jack has returned to town?



8. How does Jack meet Jessie and what is her role in his life?



9. Where do Jack and Pat go to college and how do they like the college experience?



10. How does Charlie try to commit suicide?



Essay Topics

Survival seems to be almost an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the sense of survival? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.

The author uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two other examples you can identify in the book and note why they are examples of irony.

Do a brief character sketch of Pat Arbuckle including positive and negative characteristics. What are his physical characteristics? What are his hopes and dreams? What is important to him at this point in time?

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