Their Eyes Were Watching God

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“Under “a blossoming pear tree” in West Florida, sixteen-year-old Janie Mae Crawford dreams of a world that will answer all her questions and waits “for the world to be made.” But her grandmother, who has raised her from birth, arranges Janie’s marriage to an older local farmer. So begins Janie’s journey toward herself and toward the farthest horizon open to her.”

Book description from Harper Collins

You can access 189 questions about Their Eyes Were Watching God in Castle Learning.


Teachers will find a combination of question types available to assess comprehension ofTheir Eyes Were Watching God, including: multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and constructed/extended response and graphic organizers.



Breakdown of topical questions:

  • Chapters 1-4: Janie and Logan
  • Chapters 5-9: Janie and Joe
  • Chapters 10-13: Janie and Tea Cake in Jacksonville
  • Chapters 14-18: Janie and Tea Cake in the Muck
  • Chapters 19-End of Novel: The Hurricane and Tragedy

Common Core Standards addressed by questions about Their Eyes Were Watching God:

  • L. 11-12.4
  • RL. 11-12.1
  • RL. 11-12.2
  • RL. 11-12.4
  • RL. 11-12.5
  • RL. 11-12.6
  • W.11-12.1
  • W.11-12.2
  • W.11-12.4
  • W.11-12.9
  • RL.3