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. For how long is Doyle Francis to take over at the grain elevator?

2. What is notable about Jessie's third birth?

3. Where does Pat have his meals after Nora leaves him?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. What job does Jessie take even though she is in the late stages of pregnancy?

5. How does Charlie try to commit suicide?

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

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

8. Why is the sheriff unable to keep Jack locked up?

9. Does Jack show any remorse when visited by the head of the grain elevator board?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

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