Where You Once Belonged: A Novel Test | Final 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. How can Jessie best be characterized?

2. Why does the sheriff call Pat?

3. Why is Charlie not tried for the grain elevator theft?

4. What does Jack do to Pat at Jessie's apartment?

5. What does Jack do after he makes all the credit purchases?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are the people of Holt so angry at Charlie Soames?

2. Why do the townspeople feel cheated of justice, and who do they turn their wrath toward when they cannot take legal action against Charlie Soames?

3. What happens to Pat's marriage to Nora after the death of their daughter?

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

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

6. Who becomes the target of the townspeople's wrath when they cannot get any justice through Charlie Soames?

7. What is the only thing Jessie can think to do in order to repay the townspeople for Jack's crime?

8. What is Jessie like, and what do the townspeople think of her?

9. What happens to finally make the townspeople leave Jessie alone?

10. Why are Pat and Jessie perfect candidates for a romantic relationship with each other?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do a brief character sketch of Jack Burdette 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?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses several instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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