A Simple Plan: A Novel Test | Final 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 the sheriff who calls Hank in Chapter Ten tell him?

2. What does Hank take from the trunk in his car before entering the store in Chapter Twelve?

3. What do Hank and Sarah do with the money in Chapter Twelve?

4. Where does Hank tell the police on the phone he dropped off a hitchhiker in Chapter Eleven?

5. How many funerals does Hank attend in Chapter Eight?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hank say he'll have to do if he goes to the plane in Chapter Nine? What is Sarah's response?

2. Who found Carl's body? Where? Who tells Hank?

3. What excuse does Hank give Carl for not accompanying him in Chapter Ten? How does he feel about it?

4. What is Sarah's belief about Jacob in Chapter Seven? What happens to him?

5. What does Hank do in order to decide whether to go with Carl and Agent Baxter in Chapter Ten?

6. How does Hank respond when Sarah asks if he would kill her for the money in Chapter Eight?

7. What is Sarah's response to the story told by Agent Baxter in Chapter Nine?

8. How does Hank meet Agent Baxter? What is his first impression of him?

9. What does Hank attempt to justify to Sarah in Chapter Seven?

10. What are symbolic elements during the murder at Alexander's in Chapter Twelve?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the element of symbolism in literature. What symbolic elements have been illustrated in A Simple Plan? What does the farm symbolize?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the emotional and physical conflicts presented in Chapter Six. How does this chapter mark the beginning of the climax of the novel?

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