A Bend in the Road Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nicholas Sparks (author)
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who had the biggest hand in restoring New Bern's historic buildings?

2. From where does Miles hear gunfire?

3. In Chapter 6, what excuse does Sarah learn she can use if she is ever late for an appointment again?

4. In Chapter 1, what does Jonah say is the difference between the work his new teacher, Miss Andrews, assigns as compared to his previous teacher, Mrs. Hayes?

5. In Chapter 3, what item does Miles offer to buy for Sarah in exchange for her work with Jonah?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sarah react to the news that her ex-husband is planning to remarry? Why does she react this way?

2. Why does Jonah object in Chapter 5 to having to stay after school with Miss Andrews several times a week? How does Miles talk him into cooperating?

3. Why does Brenda insist on talking with Sarah about Miles? What does Brenda tell Sarah about Miles?

4. In Chapter 13, what story does Miss Harkins tell Sarah and Miles?

5. Whom does Sarah run into as she waits for Miles to get their drinks at the Tavern? What is her initial impression of him?

6. What makes Miles suddenly realize he might like to ask Sarah to marry him one day?

7. Why does the unnamed narrator tell the reader he went to Missy's funeral?

8. Why has Sarah Andrews moved to New Bern? Why did she choose an apartment in downtown New Bern despite the difficult parking situation?

9. What does the unnamed narrator in Chapter 4 tell the reader kept Miles from looking for Missy on the day of her death when she was late coming home? Who told Miles about Missy's accident?

10. In Chapter 7, why does Miles suddenly feel pressured to ask Sarah out? Why does he not do it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following in an essay:

1) Point of view.

2) Setting.

3) Language.

Essay Topic 2

What happens to Miles when he hears Sims Addison's accusations against Otis Timson? How does Miles react to Charlie's insistence that he stay out of the investigation? Why does Miles go to Sarah with his frustrations? How does Sarah react? What does this tell Miles about Sarah's concern in the situation? What impact will these new accusations have on Miles and Sarah's relationship? Does this imply that Miles is not over Missy? Does this imply that Miles does not love Sarah?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following relationships in detail:

1) Sarah and Brian.

2) Miles and Missy.

3) Charlie and Miles.

4) Otis Timson and Miles.

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