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. In Chapter 1, what does Miles think Missy's reaction to Jonah's troubles would have been?

2. What sport does Jonah Ryan play?

3. What is causing the unnamed narrator to have trouble sleeping in the prologue?

4. In Chapter 6, what does Sarah say makes her hate Michael so much?

5. With whom does Sarah go shopping in Chapter 6?

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. What are the two boys hunting in an abandoned house when Miles catches them in chapter 7? What does he do?

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

4. In Chapter 1, what did Miles find in Jonah's backpack? What does Jonah have to say about it?

5. What reason does Sarah give for inviting Miles and Jonah to her family home for Thanksgiving dinner?

6. How do Sarah's parents react to meeting Miles and Jonah for the first time? What is Brian's reaction to Miles and Jonah?

7. In Chapter 9, Jonah is convinced Miles and Miss Andrews are going to get married because they are going on a date. How does Miles handle this situation?

8. How did Miles come to have a case file on the death of his wife? What does he do with it?

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 13, what story does Miss Harkins tell Sarah and Miles?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Charlie refuse to allow Miles to work on the investigation into Otis Timson's role in Missy's death? Why does the district attorney threaten to have Miles arrested? Why does Charlie defend Miles even if he thinks Miles did something wrong? Why does Charlie agree to look into Sims Addison's allegations? What does he learn? Why does Charlie become concerned that Miles might hurt Otis Timson? Who is among those who call Charlie to warn him about Miles' behavior? Why?

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

Why does Miles arrest Otis Timson? Should Miles have arrested Otis on charges of killing Missy? Should Miles have handled the situation differently? Why did Miles hold a gun to Otis' head? What charges could Miles face for doing such a thing? Was Miles acting inappropriately? What does it say about Miles that he did not kill Otis when given the chance? Why did Miles not tell Charlie immediately what was going on? What might have happened differently if Miles had gone to Charlie first?

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