Back Spin Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Harlan Coben
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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. Who is Jack and Linda's son?

2. What did the kidnapper do on the phone?

3. What surprises Myron as he watches the Coldrens' house?

4. What location does Myron revisit to ask more questions about Chad?

5. Who is Matt Squires?

Short Essay Questions

1. What information does Myron ask Esperanza to find regarding Lloyd Rennart?

2. What is Myron's relationship with Linda and how is it complicated by his being away from Jessica?

3. How does the author show that Myron is afraid of commitment, both personally and professionally?

4. How does Myron secure a meeting with Lloyd Rennart's widow?

5. Who is Stuart Lipwitz and how does Myron come in contact with him?

6. What conclusion does Myron come to regarding the kidnapping at this point?

7. Why does Linda Coldren tell Myron that they need his help?

8. What information about Jack's former caddy, Lloyd Rennart, has Esperanza discovered?

9. What does Francine tell Myron about Lloyd after Myron reveals who he really is?

10. What is Jack's history with the U.S. Open Tournament?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Myron, Linda, Chad, and Win. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, socialization, etc.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the symbolism of Chad's severed finger. What does it signify? What role does it play in the story? Why did the author choose this item?

Essay Topic 3

BACK SPIN is a modern-day mystery story. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.

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