After the First Death Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where is the bus taken?

2. What does Miro admire about Artkin?

3. What does Ben Marchand seem to carry around with him?

4. Why does Kate start to talk with Miro?

5. What do both Ben and the General choose to use to convey their feelings throughout the novel?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Artkin die?

2. Why are the deaths horribly tragic in the book?

3. When Kate is using the bathroom, what does she find?

4. Who has taken over the narration of the novel in this section?

5. What does Kate underestimate about Miro?

6. What explains Ben's need for forgiveness from his father.

7. When Kate asks to take all of the children to the bathroom, what is she given instead?

8. Why does Artkin kill Raymond?

9. Why doesn't Raymond fall asleep?

10. When the assault happens, what does Miro do?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the ending of the novel and then discuss how the ending of the novel tragic and unfair.

What is an alternate ending you would have liked to see for the story?

Essay Topic 2

Is foreshadowing a device that Cormier uses throughout his novel?

If so, what characters, or section of the novel does he choose to use this device in.

Give 3 instances of foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

What American rites of passage are present or mentioned in this novel?

What characters are forced to go through these?

How might these rites of passage differ from ones that Miro was forced to live through.

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