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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. Whose bones does Mike dig up?
2. Mike is sure that it is _____________ voice saying, "Oh Mike, Oh Mike."
3. What do the alphabet magnets spell out on the refrigerator when Mike returns home from giving his deposition?
4. Who holds Mattie as she dies?
5. Mike is awakened in the night to find _________________ in bed with him.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Mattie fear that Max will do if he cannot win custody of Kyra?
2. What senses does Mike experience about a young boy as he walks along the lake?
3. What does Durgin try to get Mike to admit in a deposition?
4. What are some of the haunting events at Sara Laughs and why won't Mike leave?
5. Describe Mike's experience of "time travel" at the Fryeburg County Fair in 1900.
6. What does Mike know that he has to do in order to quell Sara and Kito's spirits and whose spirits does he encounter at the scene of the murders?
7. What decision does Mike make regarding Mattie and their relationship and how do his feelings for her ultimately save his life?
8. How is Kyra able to recall vivid details of the Fryeburg County Fair experience she shares with Mike?
9. What does Mike learn about the deaths of Sara and Kito and why does Jo urge him back to Sara Laughs after he has poured the lye over the bones?
10. What does Bill tell Mike about why people don't like Mike's being back in the area?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of fear. Identify at least two instances about fear in the book. Then, cite examples to support your answers.
Essay Topic 2
Grief takes on an almost human persona in this book. What are some examples of grief? What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.
Essay Topic 3
Explain King's use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author used them where he did.
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