A Simple Plan: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What does Jacob's dog run in pursuit of in Chapter One?

2. Who strikes the man on the snowmobile in Chapter Three?

3. What is the name of Lou's girlfriend?

4. What gift does Jacob bring Sarah and the baby in Chapter Five?

5. In Chapter Five, Jacob tells Hank he'll help with Lou if Hank will help Jacob do what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hank resolve to do if he is threatened with being caught in Chapter One? How much money is in the bag?

2. Who attempts to stop the violent argument in Chapter Six? What happens?

3. Where do Lou, Hank, and Jacob go in Chapter Six? What does Lou reveal about his debts?

4. What argument does Hank, Lou and Jacob each make for what to do with the money in Chapter One?

5. What does Hank find inside the crashed plane in Chapter One?

6. What decision does Hank come to about Penderson in Chapter Three? Why?

7. What does Hank do with Penderson's snowmobile in Chapter Three?

8. What recollection of his parents does Hank have in the beginning of Chapter Three?

9. Where does Hank stow some of the money in Chapter Three? How does he hide the fact from Jacob?

10. Why do Hank, Lou, and Jacob enter Anders Nature Preserve in Chapter One?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of "omission versus commission" in the narrative. How is taking the money from the plane a crime? How has it led to various crimes? What is the driving force behind the characters?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the character of Nancy in the novel. What is the threat of Nancy knowing about the money? How does this impact Sarah's objectives?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the character of Jacob in the narrative. How much older is Jacob than Hank? What is their relationship like?

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