American Subversive Test | 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. Why does Keith stick his head out the window as he is driving into West Virginia?

2. What historic event happened the day Aidan's parents met?

3. What does Paige say there are six of on the surface of the moon?

4. Where does Paige say she'd first met Keith?

5. How many bedrooms are in the house where Paige is staying?

Short Essay Questions

1. Briefly describe what Aidan reveals about his parents?

2. When Paige wakes the morning after Keith makes a pass at her and finds him gone, why does she believe she can't simply walk away from the plan?

3. Why is Aidan so worried when he receives an invitation from Carl to join the neighbors for a Christmas event?

4. Why does Keith say bombing TCI's CEO is not worth their effort?

5. Why does Aidan say he's writing his story?

6. Who is Kimbell LeRoux?

7. What is the typical reaction when Paige is too quiet for a long period and what did her brother say about her ability to do this?

8. Describe what happens at the paper mill fire that makes Paige leap ahead in the organization?

9. Describe Paige's reaction when Keith tells her he plans to blow up a coal mine?

10. Describe where Aidan is and what his life is like as the story opens.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Whom do you consider to be the four most important characters? Why are these characters important to the story? Compare the four. Which are most believable? Which are least?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the relationship between Aidan and Touche. How does it begin? How and why does it change? Why does Aidan like spending time with Julian initially? What does Aidan come to realize about their relationship?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Aidan's life prior to meeting Paige. How does his life change after he becomes involved with her? Why does his life change? What does it say about Aidan that his life changes because of his interaction with Paige?

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