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

The author believes that many of the characters have had their innocence stolen. Explain how the following characters have had this taken away from them:

- Raymond

- Kate

- Ben

Essay Topic 2

Two thirds of the way through the novel, the author begins to focus on two relationships. When it is revealed that Artkin in Miro's father, the author shifts the reader's attention to their apparent father/son relationship. Compare this relationship to Ben and the General.

Essay Topic 3

It seems as though the author is constantly trying to compare the lives of the three main characters. What themes does the author seem to emphasize with Kate, Ben, and Miro?

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