1. Why does Lena
leave her brother’s house?
2. Who first sees
Lena along the road in the novel?
3. How does Reverend
Hightower’s wife die?
4. How do Joe Brown
and Joe Christmas earn a living after quitting at the mill?
5. What is revealed
about Joe Christmas after the fire at the Burden house?
6. What does young
Joe Christmas steal from dietician’s room at the orphanage?
7. What does Joe
Christmas do when he finds out that Bobbie Allen is a prostitute?
8. What does Joe
Christmas purchase with the money from selling the heifer his father
9. How does Joe Christmas
kill his father at the school dance?
10. Where does Joe
first meet Miss Burden?
11. Where is Miss
Burden’s family from?
12. What is Miss
Burden’s first name?
13. How does Miss
Burden try to help Joe Christmas?
14. Where does Lena
decide to live?
15. Where is Joe
16. When is Mr. Hines
17. Which of the
following is true of Joe Christmas’s biological father?
18. Who does the
janitor at the orphanage turn out to be?
19. After Joe’s arrest,
what does Byron ask Hightower to do?
20. After Lena gives
birth, what does Hightower ask her to do?
21. What does Joe
Brown do after his reunion with Lena?
22. What happens
after Joe Christmas escapes?
23. What does Percy
Grimm do after he kills Joe Christmas?
24. Why did Hightower
want to come to Jefferson in the first place?
25. What do Byron
and Lena do at the novel’s conclusion?