Short Essay Questions Key
1. Who is Ruthie?
She is a nineteen-year-old good girl from a small town.
2. What has happened to Ruthie?
Ruthie didn't see the fist coming toward her face until it was too late. She's never experienced something like this before. She'd met Hayden three weeks before and she'd brought him home with her that night.
3. Hayden tells Ruthie to get over in the car, her new car, so that he can drive. Ruthie slides across the seat, but puts a hand on the door handle. She shoves the door open and tumbles out.
How does Ruthie escape the car?
4. After her escape, what does Ruthie plan to do? Is her plan successful?
She hurries toward her apartment, hoping to lock herself inside, but Hayden manages to get part of his body in before she can lock the door.
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