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

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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. Which of the following does NOT describe Jack as a student?

2. In what month of the year did Jack's father die?

3. To what city does Wanda Jo eventually move?

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

5. What major decision does Wanda Jo make regarding Jack?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Charlie's suicide attempt fails?

2. Describe Jack's high school years.

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

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

5. What did Jack excel at during high school that made him a local hero?

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

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

8. Why was Jack expelled from college and where did he go after leaving school?

9. Why did Jack move out of his mother's house after his father died?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain the role of women in the mid- to late-20th century when the women in the novel are living their lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms do they have that women in prior times did not have?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses the flashback technique to tell the story. Explain what a flashback is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of flashback.

Essay Topic 3

What is the significance of the book's title? What are some other possible titles for the book. List at least five and cite your reasons for each.

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