Bag of Bones 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. Where is Johanna in the first nightmare Mike has about her?

2. What does the housekeeper leave for Mike at Sara Laughs?

3. What word does Mike see spelled out with magnets on the refrigerator door?

4. What does Mike buy at the store in addition to a bottle of red wine?

5. When is the last time Mike sees his wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Mike's nightmare of arriving at Sara Laughs come true when Mike finally does arrive at the cottage?

2. Who is John Storrow and what is his role in Mike's life?

3. Why is Mike so moved by all that has happened to him since he has returned to Sara Laughs?

4. In what state of mind does Mike bring the Selectric typewriter to his office and what does he think is the reason?

5. Where does Mike go on his first vacation without Jo and what realization does he come to there?

6. What physical symptoms does Mike have during writer's block?

7. What is Mike's profession and how does his work suffer after the death of his wife?

8. What is Mike's demeanor when he spends Christmas with Jo's family, the Arlens?

9. How had Mattie tried to cooperate with Max regarding Kyra?

10. What disturbing sound does Mike hear in his house during the night?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Sara Tidwell was no stranger to hurt and pain. From what you about Sara's life through this book, what were her biggest sorrows and worst betrayals? How did she manage through them? How did her coping skills evidence themselves in many aspects of her life? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Johanna. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were her dreams and fears? What was most valuable to her in her world?

Essay Topic 3

What is the greatest lesson Mike learns from the haunting of Sara Tidwell? Is it true that important lessons are also painful ones? What will Mike always recall about his haunting experiences with Sara?

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