Where You Once Belonged: A Novel Test | Final Test - Hard

Kent Haruf
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jack force Jessie to do in her apartment?

2. What is the purpose of Jessie's visit to the Hold Mercury office in January of 1977?

3. What job does Jessie get?

4. Why does the prosecutor tell the sheriff that he cannot hold Jack in jail?

5. What do most of the townspeople have in common?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Haruf is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 3

"Where You Once Belonged" is a classic story of betrayal. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.

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