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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God


by Zora Neale Hurston

Reading Quizzes

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Chapter 1


1. What do the townspeople think of Janie?
2. What do the men think of Janie and how do we know this?
3. Who is Janie’s best friend?
4. Why are the women mad at Janie?
5. What does Janie’s best friend bring her?


1. That she has clearly lost her morals. She left town with a young man dressed in fine clothes and is returning alone and in overalls, assuring them that she did something wrong.
2. That she is very sexy. They stare at her curves and long hair as she walks by.
3. Pheoby Watson
4. Because she did not stop to chat with them on their porches
5. Dinner, mulatto rice