Trivia: Their Eyes Were Watching God Quiz! Novel

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  • 1. 

    What was Pheoby trying to persuade Janie about? 

    • A.

      You shouldn't move to Eastonville

    • B.

      Tea Cake is just a poor pathetic man

    • C.

      Tea Cake is just after your money

    • D.

      You should mourn for Joe a bit more.

    Correct Answer
    C. Tea Cake is just after your money
    Explanation
    Pheoby was trying to persuade Janie that Tea Cake is only interested in her money.

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  • 2. 

    Janie's plans with Tea Cake are to: 

    • A.

      Move to Jacksonville

    • B.

      Sell the store

    • C.

      Marry Tea Cake

    • D.

      2 of the above

    • E.

      A,B and C

    Correct Answer
    E. A,B and C
    Explanation
    Janie's plans with Tea Cake are to move to Jacksonville, sell the store, and marry Tea Cake. This means that all options A, B, and C are correct. Janie wants to leave her current location and start a new life with Tea Cake in Jacksonville. She also wants to sell the store she owns and marry Tea Cake, solidifying their commitment to each other.

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  • 3. 

    Who is the receiver of this quote?  "______, I believe your buddy is all tied up with that Tea Cakes sure enough. Didn't believe it at first...You better sense her into things then cause Tea Cake can't do anything but help her spend what she got." 

    • A.

      Janie

    • B.

      Sam Watson

    • C.

      Pheoby Watson

    • D.

      Ms. Tyler

    • E.

      Who Flung

    Correct Answer
    C. Pheoby Watson
    Explanation
    Pheoby Watson is the receiver of this quote. This can be inferred from the quote itself, where the speaker mentions Pheoby's buddy being involved with Tea Cakes and advises Pheoby to be aware of the situation.

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  • 4. 

    Janie brought ________ with her to Jacksonville.

    • A.

      Her money

    • B.

      Her shop

    • C.

      Her new blue dress

    • D.

      Pheoby Watson

    Correct Answer
    A. Her money
    Explanation
    Janie brought her money with her to Jacksonville. This implies that she brought the funds or cash that she possessed.

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  • 5. 

    What instrument does Tea Cake play for Janie? (one word, singular, no articles) 

    Correct Answer
    guitar
    Explanation
    Tea Cake plays the guitar for Janie.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following events alarmed Janie? 

    • A.

      She forgot her train ticket

    • B.

      She couldn't find her money.

    • C.

      She found out Tea Cake was a smoker.

    • D.

      She realized that Jody was a better husband

    • E.

      Tea Cake said that the marriage was canceled.

    Correct Answer
    B. She couldn't find her money.
    Explanation
    Janie was alarmed when she couldn't find her money. This suggests that she was worried about her financial situation and the potential consequences of not having her money. It implies that she may have been dependent on that money for her daily needs or had specific plans for its use. The fact that this event alarmed her indicates that it was a significant concern for her at that moment.

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  • 7. 

    How does Tea Cake try to win back the money? 

    • A.

      By investing in the stock market

    • B.

      By getting a loan from the bank

    • C.

      By stealing it from the mayor

    • D.

      By gambling

    Correct Answer
    D. By gambling
    Explanation
    Tea Cake tries to win back the money by gambling.

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  • 8. 

    Who says this quote? Who is the target?  "You got more nerve than a brass monkey. Tell me, what post office did you ever pee in? I crave to know." 

    • A.

      Janie....Pheoby

    • B.

      Tea Cake....Janie

    • C.

      Janie....Tea Cake

    • D.

      Tea Cake....Double-Ugly

    Correct Answer
    C. Janie....Tea Cake
    Explanation
    In this quote, Janie is the one speaking to Tea Cake. The quote implies that Tea Cake is brave and audacious, comparing him to a brass monkey. Janie playfully asks Tea Cake if he has ever worked at a post office and urinated there, expressing her curiosity. This interaction suggests a lighthearted and flirtatious dynamic between Janie and Tea Cake.

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  • 9. 

    The amount of money that Tea Cake brings back after fighting Double Ugly is ____ than the original. 

    • A.

      The same as

    • B.

      More

    • C.

      Less

    • D.

      This information is not stated or implied in the novel.

    Correct Answer
    B. More
    Explanation
    Tea Cake brings back an amount of money that is greater than the original amount.

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  • 10. 

    Who is Who Flung? 

    • A.

      The example that Janie used to stop Tea Cake from fighting

    • B.

      The example that Pheoby used to persuade Janie

    • C.

      The mayor of Jacksonville

    • D.

      Tea Cake's enemy whom was punched by him

    Correct Answer
    B. The example that Pheoby used to persuade Janie
  • 11. 

    When the novel begins, Janie is?

    • A.

      A young girl living with her grandmother

    • B.

      About to marry Logan Killicks

    • C.

      Arriving in Eatonville for the first time with her new husband

    • D.

      A middle-aged woman returning to Eatonville alone

    Correct Answer
    D. A middle-aged woman returning to Eatonville alone
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "A middle-aged woman returning to Eatonville alone." This is supported by the phrase "When the novel begins," indicating that the story has already progressed and Janie is not a young girl anymore. Additionally, the mention of her returning to Eatonville suggests that she has been there before and is familiar with the place. The phrase "alone" indicates that she is not accompanied by anyone, further emphasizing her independence and maturity.

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  • 12. 

    To whom does Janie tell the story of her life?

    • A.

      The townspeople on the porch

    • B.

      Her friend Pheoby Watson

    • C.

      Her new husband, Tea Cake

    • D.

      D) Nobody

    Correct Answer
    B. Her friend Pheoby Watson
    Explanation
    Janie tells the story of her life to her friend Pheoby Watson. This can be inferred from the context that Pheoby is mentioned as Janie's friend, indicating a close relationship between the two. Additionally, throughout the novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie confides in Pheoby and shares her experiences, thoughts, and emotions with her. Hence, it can be concluded that Pheoby Watson is the person to whom Janie tells the story of her life.

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  • 13. 

    Janie’s grandfather was

    • A.

      A slave-owner who raped Nanny

    • B.

      Jody Starks’s father’s best friend

    • C.

      A wealthy black landowner

    • D.

      Captain Eaton

    Correct Answer
    A. A slave-owner who raped Nanny
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A slave-owner who raped Nanny". This answer is supported by the information given in the question. It states that Janie's grandfather was a slave-owner who raped Nanny. This implies that Janie's grandfather had ownership of slaves and committed a sexual assault on Nanny.

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  • 14. 

    Whom does Janie marry first?

    • A.

      Jody Starks

    • B.

      Logan Killicks

    • C.

      Vergible Woods

    • D.

      Stubby Clapp

    Correct Answer
    B. Logan Killicks
    Explanation
    Janie marries Logan Killicks first. This is evident in the text as Janie's grandmother arranges the marriage between Janie and Logan. However, their marriage is loveless and Janie eventually leaves Logan to pursue a more fulfilling relationship.

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  • 15. 

    What reason does Jody give for excluding Janie from the mule’s funeral?

    • A.

      Because such a “common” gathering is unfit for the mayor’s wife

    • B.

      Because he is afraid that she is too weak to handle the sight of the dead mule

    • C.

      Because she had said that she didn’t want to go

    • D.

      Because she needs to save her energy for working in the store

    Correct Answer
    A. Because such a “common” gathering is unfit for the mayor’s wife
    Explanation
    Jody gives the reason that excluding Janie from the mule's funeral is because such a "common" gathering is unfit for the mayor's wife.

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