BookRags Lesson Plan The Member of the Wedding by Carson Mccullers



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Short Answer Questions

Directions: Answer each question with the appropriate short response.


Short Answer Questions - Part 1

1. What is the setting of the story?
2. During what month does the story take place?
3. How old is Frankie Addams' cousin John Henry?
4. What is Bernice's profession?
5. What is one of Frankie's fears?
6. What is Frankie's birth month?
7. Where does Frankie work on Saturday mornings?
8. Which war takes place during this novel?
9. What color are Frankie's eyes at the start of Part 1, when she is instructed by Bernice to look in the mirror?
10. Where does Frankie's brother and his bride-to-be plan to hold their wedding?
11. In Part 1, why was Frankie upset at the war?
12. What was Jarvis's position in the army?
13. What did Frankie shoplift from Sears and Roebuck?
14. How much time did Jarvis spend in Alaska?
15. What did Frankie send Jarvis when he first left for Alaska?
16. What did Jarvis send Frankie three months after she sent her initial gift?
17. What is not one of the ways Frankie spends her day?
18. On what day of the week does Jarvis get married?
19. Who is Frankie's best friend?
20. In Part I, what happens to Frankie's best friend?
21. What is the name of Frankie's cat?
22. In Part I, what is the name of Jarvis's bride-to-be?
23. Why does Frankie think that her brother and his fiancee are meant to be?
24. Which character makes the following remark, "You know its still hard for me to realize that the world turns around at a rate of about a thousand miles an hour."
25. Which characters says, "It looks to me like everything has just walked off and left me."
26. When did Frankie's mother die?
27. Who came to take care of Frankie after her mom died?
28. How old was Frankie when her grandmother died?
29. In Part I, what does Frankie, Berenice, and John Henry do every afternoon after eating dinner?
30. Why is Frankie not a member of the club in her neighborhood?
31. What is the name of the couple that Frankie's father rented their extra bedroom to?
32. How old was Berenice when she married her first husband?
33. How many times had Berenice been married?
34. When Frankie becomes angry because she does not feel like sleeping over at her house, what reason does she give John Henry for inviting him?
35. What are Frankie's plans after the wedding?
36. What was the name of Berenice's first husband?
Short Answer Questions - Part 2, Chapter 1

1. Who is F. Jasmin Addams?
2. What does F. Jasmin spend the Saturday before the wedding doing?
3. What does F. Jasmin wear on the Saturday before the wedding?
4. What outfit has Frankie worn all summer?
5. What did F. Jasmin decide to have engraved on visiting cards that she was making?
6. What is F. Jasmin's father's full name?
7. How many cups of coffee did F. Jasmin's father like to drink before he started conversation for the day?
8. What does F. Jasmin's father wear on the Saturday before the wedding?
9. What street is the Blue Moon situated on?
10. Why was F. Jasmin in the neighborhood of the Blue Moon?
11. Who is the first person that F. Jasmin shares her post-wedding plans with while at the Blue Moon?
12. Who color hair does the solider F. Jasmin speaks with at the Blue Moon have?
13. What did Frankie used to do at the Blue Moon?
14. Why did Frankie never enter into the the Blue Moon?
15. What was the nationality of the Blue Moon's owner?
16. Why did Frankie envy solders?
17. What does F. Jasmin do at 11:30 am on the Saturday before Jarvis's wedding?
18. Who does Frankie's father tell her is looking for her while she is traveling around town on the Saturday before Jarvis's wedding?
19. What happens to Uncle Charles in Part 2, Chapter 1?
20. Where is Frankie's father's shop located?
21. How is Uncle Charles related to Frankie?
22. In Part 2, Chapter 1, which character says, "At one time Uncle Charles was one of the leading citizens."
23. What stores does Mr. Addams tell F. Jasmin to charge a wedding dress, shoes and stockings?
24. What is going on between the solider from the Blue Moon and the monkey man when F. Jasmin finds them together?
25. What kind of shoes does F. Jasmin have on when she runs into the soldier from the Blue Moon?
26. Who is the first person on the Saturday before the wedding to speak to F. Jasmin while she is in town?
27. What state is the soldier from the Blue Moon originally from?
28. What type of pass does the solider from the Blue Moon have?
29. Which character says, "It seems like I've seen you somewhere before. Do you ever go dancing at the Idle Hour?"
30. What does the solider order for F.Jasmin at the Blue Moon?
31. What product was the sassy chorus on the radio singing an advertisement for?
32. What time does F. Jasmin agree to meet the soldier for a date?
33. What does F.Jasmin realize about the soldier as they sat in the Blue Moon to talk to each other?
34. What does F. Jasmin say is her favorite color?
35. Where does the solider suggest he and F. Jasmin go on their date?
36. Who does F. Jasmin brag to about having a date?
Short Answer Questions - Part 2, Chapter 2

1. What times does F. Jasmin begin to eat her last dinner with Bernice and John Henry?
2. What time does F. Jasmin's last dinner with Bernice and John Henry end?
3. What happens when Bernice tries to reason with Frankie about her wedding plans?
4. What does Bernice ask F. Jasmin to do in order to change the subject?
5. What color is the dress that F. Jasmin plans on wearing to the wedding?
6. What type of dress does F. Jasmin plan on wearing to the wedding?
7. A few minutes after 5:00 pm, what does F. Jasmin try to describe to Bernice?
8. Which character says," Fool's hill. You have a whole lot less of sense than I was giving you credit for. What makes you think they want to take you along with them? Two is a company and three is a crowd."
9. What Bible verse does Bernice reference while speaking with F. Jasmin about the wedding?
10. What did Mr. Addams keep under the handkerchief along with his pistol?
11. What was F. Jasmin's favorite food?
12. What food is not at F. Jasmin's last dinner with Bernice and John Henry?
13. What does F. Jasmin do while Bernice tells her the story of Ludie Freeman?
14. Who was Ludie Freeman?
15. How long was Bernice married to Ludie?
16. How long ago does Bernice say she met Ludie?
17. How did Ludie die?
18. When did Ludie die?
19. Which one of Bernice's husbands was an alcoholic?
20. Which one of Bernice's husbands became a mental patient just weeks after they married?
21. Which one of Bernice's husbands was so violent that Bernice had to call the law on him?
22. What is the point of Bernice's story about her four husbands?
23. After telling F. Jasmin about her four marriages, what does Bernice warn F. Jasmin of?
24. What does Bernice want F. Jasmin to channel her energy on?
25. What does F. Jasmin say she will do if her brother and the bride do not take her with them?
26. What frustrates and frightens F. Jasmin at twilight on the day before the wedding while she is in the kitchen?
27. As F. Jasmin gets agitated at twilight on the day before the wedding, what does she do?
28. In the kitchen, what does Bernice do to try to calm F. Jasmin down after she is agitated?
29. Where did Bernice and Ludie get married?
30. What year was Frankie born?
31. Which character says, "Gray eyes is glass"?
32. Which character says, "If it's anything I mortally despise it's a person who starts out to tell something and works up people's interest and then stops"?
33. According to the narrator, time in August could be divided into four parts. What is not one of those parts?
34. What does F. Jasmin, Bernice, and John Henry all do, suddenly, at the same time in the darkening kitchen?
35. How does F. Jasmin, Bernice, and John Henry know that the last afternoon in the kitchen is over?
36. Which character says, "We all of us somehow caught. We born this way or that way and we don't know why. But we caught anyhow..."?
Short Answer Questions - Part 2, Chapter 3

1. Where is Bernice's house located?
2. Why does F. Jasmin go to Bernice's house?
3. What does F. Jasmin stop to look at on her way to Bernice's house?
4. What no longer scares F. Jasmin now that she knows she is leaving?
5. What time is it when Frankie arrives at Bernice's home?
6. What is Bernice's mom's name?
7. What does Bernice's mom ask F. Jasmin to recall?
8. What does F. Jasmin recall for Bernice's mom?
9. What does Bernice's mother tell F. Jamsin about her future?
10. Which one of the following is not something that Bernice's mother says will be in F. Jasmin's future?
11. According to F. Jasmin, what did all of the people that she knew who had been locked up in the jail have in common?
12. What street does Bernice live on?
13. How does F. Jasmin feel as she proceeds into town for her date with the solider from the Blue Moon?
14. According to Bernice's mother, what are F. Jasmin's two lucky numbers?
15. Who was coming to visit Bernice on the night that F. Jasmin was at her home?
16. Instead of taking F. Jasmin dancing, where does the solider take her instead?
17. What does F. Jasmin compare her date to?
18. What does the solider do when F. Jasmin starts towards the door?
19. While trying to resist the solider, what does F. Jasmin do to buy herself some time?
20. How does F. Jasmin knock the solider out?
21. How does F. Jasmin escape the solider?
22. When F. Jasmin returns home from her date, how does her father take the question that she asks?
23. What is F. Jasmin's biggest fear at the end of Part 2, Chapter 3?
24. Which character warns, "Sure enough. I'm perfectly serious. It don't do you any good to mess around between Forks Falls and this town. I've seen a whole lot of pictures of Cubans and Mexicans. They have a good time"?
25. Where does F. Jasmin suggest that Honey go?
26. What did the streets in the middle of the town remind F. Jasmin of?
27. What did F. Jasmin suspect was in the drink that the solider from the Blue Moon gave her?
28. While on her date with the solider, what time does the soldier tell F. Jasmin that the band starts to play?
29. What does the sign above the sign above the sink in the Blue Moon hotel read?
30. What was John Henry doing when F. Jamsin eventually arrives home from her date?
31. What color are John Henry's eyes?
32. While talking to John Henry after her date, what does Frankie eat to get the disgust in her mouth to go away?
33. How old is F. Jasmin's father?
34. Which character says, " I'll never be so glad to get to any place in all my life as Winter hill tomorrow"?
35. Which of the following was not on the parlor table at Bernice's house?
36. Which character says, "That's a sweet dress you got on. And them silver shoes! And silk stockings! You look like a regular grown girl"?
Short Answer Questions - Part 3

1. What time does Frances say goodbye to her old town?
2. How did Frances travel to Winter Hill on the day of the wedding?
3. Who went with Frances to Winter Hill for the wedding?
4. What time does Frances arrive in Winter Hill for the wedding?
5. Which of the following is not a city that the narrator mentions that Frances passes on her way to Winter Hill?
6. What location, described by the narrator as the ugliest place of all, did Frances reach by 9:00 am?
7. Where did Frances keep her wedding dress on the way to Winter Hill?
8. What did Frances cry as the wedding couple's car sped away?
9. What time did the return bus leave to take Frances home?
10. Which character says, "The show is over and the monkey is dead"?
11. Where did Frances sit on the bus returning home?
12. How does Frances feel after the wedding on the bus ride home?
13. What color handkerchief did Bernice give to Frances while she was crying?
14. What does Bernice try to do in order to console Frances after the wedding?
15. Which character says, "They put old Frankie out of the wedding"?
16. Who wore a lace dress to the wedding and was extremely nice to F. Jasmin?
17. What was the main question F. Jasmin was asked at the wedding?
18. What does Jarvis give Frankie when he sees her?
19. Which character says, "I can feel in the atmosphere a storm is brewing"?
20. How were people at the wedding dressed?
21. What name was the protagonist called at the wedding?
22. While at the wedding, how many weeks does Bernice say Frankie has before school starts?
23. What grade will Frankie be going into in the fall?
24. The night of the wedding, after everyone has gone to bed, what does Frankie do?
25. Ultimately, what does Frankie decide to do the night of the wedding?
26. What does Frankie decide she will do if the soldier is not dead?
27. On her way to the Blue Moon, what does Frances finally realize?
28. What happens when Frances arrives at the Blue Moon?
29. What happens when Frances father arrives at the Blue Moon?
30. In what month was Bernice's last day working at Frances' home?
31. Who are Frances and her father moving in with when they move to the suburban town?
32. Who does Bernice marry after she puts in her resignation letter?
33. What month does John Henry die?
34. What does John Henry die of?
35. Who is Frances' new best friend?
36. What plans do France and her new best friend have for when they graduate?
Short Answer Key

Part 1

1. What is the setting of the story?

Alabama.

2. During what month does the story take place?

August.

3. How old is Frankie Addams' cousin John Henry?

6 years-old.

4. What is Bernice's profession?

She is a cook.

5. What is one of Frankie's fears?

She is going to grow to be over 9 feet tall.

6. What is Frankie's birth month?

November.

7. Where does Frankie work on Saturday mornings?

Her father's jewlery shop.

8. Which war takes place during this novel?

World War II.

9. What color are Frankie's eyes at the start of Part 1, when she is instructed by Bernice to look in the mirror?

Gray.

10. Where does Frankie's brother and his bride-to-be plan to hold their wedding?

At the bride's home in Winter Hill.

11. In Part 1, why was Frankie upset at the war?

Because it did not include her.

12. What was Jarvis's position in the army?

Corporal.

13. What did Frankie shoplift from Sears and Roebuck?

A pocketknife.

14. How much time did Jarvis spend in Alaska?

Almost 2 years.

15. What did Frankie send Jarvis when he first left for Alaska?

A box of homemade fudge.

16. What did Jarvis send Frankie three months after she sent her initial gift?

A thank you letter and five dollar bill.

17. What is not one of the ways Frankie spends her day?

Playng with her dolls.

18. On what day of the week does Jarvis get married?

Sunday.

19. Who is Frankie's best friend?

Evelyn Owen.

20. In Part I, what happens to Frankie's best friend?

She moves to Florida.

21. What is the name of Frankie's cat?

Charlie.

22. In Part I, what is the name of Jarvis's bride-to-be?

Janice.

23. Why does Frankie think that her brother and his fiancee are meant to be?

Because their names begin with the same two letters.

24. Which character makes the following remark, "You know its still hard for me to realize that the world turns around at a rate of about a thousand miles an hour."

Frankie.

25. Which characters says, "It looks to me like everything has just walked off and left me."

Frankie.

26. When did Frankie's mother die?

When Frankie was born.

27. Who came to take care of Frankie after her mom died?

Frankie's grandmother.

28. How old was Frankie when her grandmother died?

9 years-old.

29. In Part I, what does Frankie, Berenice, and John Henry do every afternoon after eating dinner?

They play cards.

30. Why is Frankie not a member of the club in her neighborhood?

Because the club members said she was too young and mean.

31. What is the name of the couple that Frankie's father rented their extra bedroom to?

Mr. and Mrs. Marlowe.

32. How old was Berenice when she married her first husband?

13 years-old.

33. How many times had Berenice been married?

Four times.

34. When Frankie becomes angry because she does not feel like sleeping over at her house, what reason does she give John Henry for inviting him?

She tells him that she only invited him because he looked so ugly and lonesome.

35. What are Frankie's plans after the wedding?

Frankie plans to go with the bride and the groom.

36. What was the name of Berenice's first husband?

Ludie Freeman.

Part 2, Chapter 1

1. Who is F. Jasmin Addams?

Frankie's new alter ego.

2. What does F. Jasmin spend the Saturday before the wedding doing?

Saying goodbye to her hometown.

3. What does F. Jasmin wear on the Saturday before the wedding?

Her best pink organdy dress.

4. What outfit has Frankie worn all summer?

Shorts and a Mexican hat.

5. What did F. Jasmin decide to have engraved on visiting cards that she was making?

F. Jasmin Addams, Esq.

6. What is F. Jasmin's father's full name?

Royal Quincy Addams.

7. How many cups of coffee did F. Jasmin's father like to drink before he started conversation for the day?

Three.

8. What does F. Jasmin's father wear on the Saturday before the wedding?

Grey trousers, blue shirt, and tie.

9. What street is the Blue Moon situated on?

Front Avenue.

10. Why was F. Jasmin in the neighborhood of the Blue Moon?

Because she followed the sounds of the monkey and the monkey man.

11. Who is the first person that F. Jasmin shares her post-wedding plans with while at the Blue Moon?

The Blue Moon's owner.

12. Who color hair does the solider F. Jasmin speaks with at the Blue Moon have?

Red.

13. What did Frankie used to do at the Blue Moon?

She stood outside on the sidewalk with her nose pressed against the screen door and watch the customers.

14. Why did Frankie never enter into the the Blue Moon?

Because she knew that she had no valid right to enter the establishment.

15. What was the nationality of the Blue Moon's owner?

Portuguese.

16. Why did Frankie envy solders?

Because they could travel and they were included in the war.

17. What does F. Jasmin do at 11:30 am on the Saturday before Jarvis's wedding?

Stops at Mr. Addams' jewlery store.

18. Who does Frankie's father tell her is looking for her while she is traveling around town on the Saturday before Jarvis's wedding?

Bernice.

19. What happens to Uncle Charles in Part 2, Chapter 1?

He dies.

20. Where is Frankie's father's shop located?

On the same block as the Blue Moon.

21. How is Uncle Charles related to Frankie?

Uncle Charles was the great uncle of John Henry West.

22. In Part 2, Chapter 1, which character says, "At one time Uncle Charles was one of the leading citizens."

F. Jasmin.

23. What stores does Mr. Addams tell F. Jasmin to charge a wedding dress, shoes and stockings?

MacDougal's Department Store.

24. What is going on between the solider from the Blue Moon and the monkey man when F. Jasmin finds them together?

They are in a quarrel.

25. What kind of shoes does F. Jasmin have on when she runs into the soldier from the Blue Moon?

Black pumps.

26. Who is the first person on the Saturday before the wedding to speak to F. Jasmin while she is in town?

The solider from the Blue Moon.

27. What state is the soldier from the Blue Moon originally from?

Arkansas.

28. What type of pass does the solider from the Blue Moon have?

A three-day pass.

29. Which character says, "It seems like I've seen you somewhere before. Do you ever go dancing at the Idle Hour?"

The soldier from the Blue Moon.

30. What does the solider order for F.Jasmin at the Blue Moon?

A beer.

31. What product was the sassy chorus on the radio singing an advertisement for?

Dentyne Chewing Gum.

32. What time does F. Jasmin agree to meet the soldier for a date?

9:00 pm.

33. What does F.Jasmin realize about the soldier as they sat in the Blue Moon to talk to each other?

F. Jasmin realizes that the soldier thinks she is much older than she really is.

34. What does F. Jasmin say is her favorite color?

Red.

35. Where does the solider suggest he and F. Jasmin go on their date?

The Idle Hour.

36. Who does F. Jasmin brag to about having a date?

A schoolmate.



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