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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. When Oscar admits at least one instance of two substitutes fighting and killing one another exists, how does Pai respond?

2. Harry does not want to get involved with Trisha's case. What does he warn Christina?

3. Why is Christina upset with reporters?

4. Why is Trish suing for support payments?

5. Bringing Oscar groceries, what does Christina tell Harry about Lily?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why has Pai been having this discussion with Oscar? What does he want to know?

2. Why does Oscar want invasion of privacy added to his complaint? Why does he want to add this?

3. Why is Trish suing to maintain support payments for her son?

4. What does Lily think of Oscar's play so far?

5. How does the reader first meet Trish Hemsley?

6. What are news headlines, regarding Oscar's father? What do they mean for his father?

7. How does Kiester respond to this?

8. When Mother refuses to leave her broken-down farmhouse, what is the reasoning she gives to Thomas?

9. What is wrong with Lily, when she enters the scene?

10. What do Pai and Oscar do after Oscar's nap?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Another minor theme is religious hypocrisy.

Part 1) How is this a theme? Why has the author included this as a theme?

Part 2) What can you guess about the author's opinion of the judicial system, based on this theme?

Part 3) How is this theme threaded throughout the story? How is this theme significant? How does it affect the various characters?

Essay Topic 2

Oscar latches onto Button.

Part 1) Who is Button? Why does Oscar latch onto him? To what discovery does this lead?

Part 2) What is the connection between Button and Basie? Why is this important?

Part 3) How does this discovery affect Oscar and his case? Why does the author create Basie in this way?

Essay Topic 3

Oscar is involved in a car accident.

Part 1) How is he in a car accident? How does this accident act as a catalyst?

Part 2) How does his accident affect the decision he makes? Are they good decisions? Why or why not?

Part 3) What is the ultimate outcome in Oscar's life because of this accident? Why was this accident so important?

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