Where You Once Belonged: A Novel Test | Lesson Plans 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

Does Haruf end the story on a note of hope for the characters, or will they continue to struggle with their relationships and hopes for their lives? Give your perspective and two reasons to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses more than one iteration on the motif of disappointment. Identify at least two characters who either embody or experience disappointment then cite an example to support your answers.

Essay Topic 3

Betrayal is an important theme in "Where You Once Belonged". Can you cite an example to support this theme? Name two other themes and cite examples to support your answer.

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