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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. Who does Socrates say kept most of the reward money?
2. Who does Socrates write a letter to?
3. What does Socrates see Charles collect around Watts?
4. What is Burke dying of?
5. Where does Socrates leave Right to die?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the ocean remind Socrates of his aunt?
2. How does this chapter show that sometimes violence is necessary?
3. How does Darryl react when Socrates takes him to live with the MacDaniels?
4. How does Socrates help Roland when he is dying?
5. What does Socrates dream about his mother at the end of the chapter?
6. How does Socrates talk Right out of killing himself with a gun?
7. Why did Socrates break the driver's nose?
8. How does Socrates build up Darryl's confidence after the fight with Philip?
9. Why is Socrates concerned about his job?
10. What does Socrates do with the reward money?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine Mosley's writing style. How would you describe Mosley's prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? What meaning does Mosley's style give to the story?
Essay Topic 2
Why does Socrates make a good leader? How has he developed his leadership skills over the years? Why do the men trust Socrates judgment more than their own?
Essay Topic 3
Examine the novel's chronological setting.
1) What were the main concerns during the 1990s? How does Mosley express these concerns?
2) How would Mosley change the novel if it were set in today's society?
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