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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. What is Reginald Squires' criminal name?
2. Where has the suspect been spotted?
3. Myron calls Sheriff Jack Courter in the state of _________________ to ask about the Squire family.
4. Where do Myron and Win stay temporarily?
5. Bucky talks to Myron about representing which golfers?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who does Zoom sign on as spokespeople for their clothing lines?
2. What information are the girls at the mall able to give Myron about the man who made a call from the phone booth?
3. What information is Myron able to find about the neo-Nazis who beat him up?
4. What is Jack's history with the U.S. Open Tournament?
5. Summarize the plot of BACK SPIN.
6. What nicknames does Myron come up with for the neo-Nazi and his cohorts?
7. What is Myron's theory about the kidnapping at this point?
8. How do Myron's emotions tend to cloud his judgment?
9. What are the circumstances of the second ransom call?
10. Who is the mysterious person who climbs out of Chad Coldren's bedroom window?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
BACK SPIN is a modern-day mystery story. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of greed. Identify at least two themes about greed in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.
Essay Topic 3
Create a brief character study of Myron. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him at this point in his life?
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