Their Eyes Were Watching God (From Test)

To whom does Janie tell her story in the novel? Phoeby
What do we know for certain about Janie’s father? he runs away
For whom does Nanny work? the Washburns
Who says, “Dey all useter call me Alphabet ’cause so many people had done named me different names”? Janie
What name does Tea Cake use to refer to the Everglades? the Muck
What is the image used for explaining Janie’s becoming a woman and understanding her sexuality? the pear tree
What is referred to as “de mule uh de world”? black women
What explanation does Nanny give for marrying Janie to Logan? Logan had asked about Janie a long time ago, and Logan would give her security
Which literary term describes the type of novel this is? frame story
Who says, “Ah wanted to preach a great sermon about colored women sittin’ on high, but they wasn’t no pulpit for me”? Nanny
Who or what is described as “Him with the square toes”? death
What literary term used to describe a deviation from standard English to imitate the language of a certain group or region? An example follows: “Don’t set dare wid yo’ head hung down.” dialect
What do we know for certain about Leafy? she was raped
What literary device is the following: “Nanny’s head and face looked like the standing roots of some old tree that had been torn away by a storm”? simile
Who has a “throne in de seat of his pants”? Joe
Who is Janie referring to? “It was her image… tumbled down and shattered. But looking at it she saw that it never was the flash and blood figure of her dreams.” Joe Starks
Who is Janie referring to? “He chops all de wood he think ah wants and den he totes it inside de kitchen for me. Keeps both water buckets full.” Logan Killicks
Who is Janie’s “kissin’ friend”? Phoeby
What symbol in the novel best represents Janie’s desire to be free- to be her own person? her hair
According to the novel, what is the biggest thing God ever created? the horizon
Janie concludes that “God would do less than He had in His heart” when who becomes ill? Tea Cake
When Jody rescues the yellow mule, what character qualities are being revealed? his need to own weaker beings, his kind nature, and his desire to please Janie
Janie tells Phoeby there are two things everybody must do for himself. What are they? go to God and find out about living for yourself
Which character is described as a “chunk of a woman…” who “ain’t good for nothin’ exceptin’ tuh sit up in uh corner by de kitchen stove and break wood over her head”? Nunkie
Which is NOT a major theme in the novel? Racism, regret, sexism, or spirituality? regret
What image symbolizes Tea Cake’s lasting impact on Janie? the seed packet
What literary device is being employed in the following quote? “Don’t stand dere rollin’ yo’ pop eyes at me wid yo’ rump hangin’ nearly to yo’ knees!” hyperbole
From what does Jody die? kidney failure
Who says, “Dat’s ’cause you ain’t got de right feelin’ for nobody. You oughter have some sympathy ’bout yo’ self. You ain’t no hog”? Joe Starks
To what is Janie referring in the following quote? “It always changes folks, and sometimes it brings out dirt and meanness dat even de person didn’t know they had in ’em theyselves”? marriage
“No hour is eternity, but it has the right to _____ .” weep
Who survives the hurricane “laid up in dat house and slept and de lake come moved de house way off somewhere…”? Motor Boat
Who says, “Dat longlegged Tea Cake ain’t got doodly squat. He ain’t got no business makin’ hisself familiar wid nobody lak you”? Hezekiah
What does Tea Cake do that proves he feels Janie is his equal? teach her checkers and teach her to shoot
What is Janie saying in this quote? “Ah felt like de world wuz cryin’ extry and ah ain’t read de common news yet.” she’s never lived life like she wants to live it
Who does Jody trust when he is really ill? the quack doctor
Which literary device is being used in the following quote? “The thing that Saul’s daughter had done to David.” allusion
How does Tea Cake get revenge on Mrs. Turner? by staging a fight in the restaurant
Who says, “It’s hard for me to understand what you mean, de way you tell it. And then again Ah’m hard of understandin’ at times.” Phoeby
(T/F) According to Mrs. Gazette, “jumpin’ at de sun” is a good thang! true
When the funeral is over, who do Tea Cake’s friends blame for his death? Mrs. Turner’s brother
Who says, “Us oughta class off”? Mrs. Turner
What literary device is being used? “She was a rut in the road.” metaphor
Who says, “Ah aims tuh run two plows, and dis man Ah’m talkin’ ’bout is got uh mule all gentled up so even uh woman kin handle ‘im”? Logan Killicks
Who says, “If you kin see de light at daybreak, you don’t keer if you die at dusk. It’s so many people never seen de light at all. Ah wuz fumblin’ round and God opened de door”? Janie
How does Tea Cake save Janie’s life? by teaching her to shoot
Who says, “Ah done growed ten feet higher… Ah ain’t satisfied with mahself no mo'”? Phoeby
At the end of the novel, Janie is able to sit alone in her room and _____. think
When Janie “starches and irons” her face after Joe dies, she is putting on an air of the _____. grieving wife
What animal are you afraid to see in your sister? alligator
Give the hierarchical pyramid of class structure on which the novel is based in order from most powerful to least. rich white folks, rich blacks, porch sitters and poor blacks, mucks
What does Nanny describe as “da very prong all us black women gits hung on”? love
What ethnic group does Tea Cake describe as “dumb”? Native Americans
What literary device is used in this quote? “The great rope of hair swinging to her waist/” metonymy
Who is the husband for which Janie has a self crushing love? Tea Cake
What term is used to signify someone who studies cultures? anthropologist
What was the name of America’s first incorporated African American municipality in the United States? Eatonville
What is the “oldest human longing”? self-revelation
To whom did Janie tell her story? Pheoby
Who or what is “the fiend from Hell especially sent to lovers”? doubt

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