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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 Hank smother Penderson with in Chapter Three?

2. When Hank returns to the car, whom does he see on a snowmobile in Chapter Three?

3. Where does Jacob's dog run after he crashes in Chapter One?

4. How much debt does Lou tell Hank he has in Chapter Six?

5. Jacob Mitchell lives above what establishment?

Short Essay Questions

1. What conversation do Jacob and Hank have about their parents in Chapter Five?

2. What plan does Sarah develop for Lou in Chapter Five? Why?

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

4. When and how did Hank's parents die?

5. Whom does Hank find Jacob talking with when he returns to the car in Chapter Three?

6. What game do Jacob, Hank, and Sarah play in Chapter Five? What happens afterward?

7. Why does Jacob spend the night at Hank's in Chapter Five? What agreement does he come to with Hank?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the evolution of Hank and Sarah's relationship in Chapter Seven. How do Hank and Sarah differ over the issue of Jacob?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the character of Carl Jenkins in the narrative. What threat does Carl pose to Lou, Hank, and Jacob?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the actions of Hank in Chapters Six and Seven. What led to Hank's shooting his brother? How does he feel about it afterward? What does Jacob know or recall about the events?

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