Bag of Bones Test | Final 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. In the car, John plays a cassette of _______________ voice for Mike to hear.

2. Who demands that Mike relinquish Kyra at the fair?

3. What is the name of the greenhouse where Mike goes to find Helen Auster?

4. Who is the private detective hired by Romeo Bissonette?

5. What color is the shorts outfit that Mattie wears to the picnic?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Mike categorize Elmer Durgin as an ELFF?

2. How is Kyra able to recall vivid details of the Fryeburg County Fair experience she shares with Mike?

3. In what way do Max and Rogette terrorize Mike after his sensory experience regarding the young Negro boy?

4. How does Mike find out about Max's suicide and what is the expected reaction from Mike and Mattie about the death?

5. What question does Kyra ask Mike at the party that is so poignant later on?

6. 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?

7. What links all the deaths which have occurred on the TR?

8. What horrible acts is Mike driven to commit on Kyra and himself?

9. Who does John Storrow invite to an impromptu party after hearing the good news about Mattie's inheritance?

10. What preoccupies Mike's mind regardless of all the supernatural things going on around him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the significance of the book's title. What does the author mean by calling it simply BAG OF BONES? What is he trying to emphasize with this emphatic style? Suggest three alternate titles for this book with supporting rationale for each.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Mattie. 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?

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