Bird Box Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Josh Malerman
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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 kind of car do Malorie and her sister drive to the drug store?

2. What food does Malorie NOT eat while pregnant?

3. How do they others act while Tom and Jules are gone?

4. What breed of dog is the dog that lives in the safe house?

5. How many months pregnant is Malorie when Tom and Jules first leave the house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where are Malorie and Shannon's parents?

2. Who owned the safe house in which the survivors live?

3. What is the baby book of Olympia's that Malorie remembers while rowing down the river?

4. How do the housemates determine that the water is safe?

5. Why are the housemates afraid to drink the water fetched by Felix?

6. How does Malorie travel to the safe house in Riverbridge?

7. Who are the characters living in the safe house when Malorie arrives?

8. How did Tom's family members die?

9. What causes Malorie physical pain as she rows?

10. Where is the safe house, which Malorie discovers in a newspaper located?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The story is told in the third person, but primarily from Malorie's perspective. Analyze the author’s choice to tell the story from Malorie's point of view. What unique perspective does Malorie have on the circumstances affecting the other characters in the novel? How does viewing the events from Malorie's point of view affect the plot?

Essay Topic 2

Malorie frequently recollects the words and behaviors of her housemates as she rows on the river. How do these memories inspire Malorie, and how does this information affect the reader's ability to empathize with Malorie?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay analyzing the role that gender plays among the housemates. Are any of the housemates sexist in their thinking and behavior? How does the author use this to make claims about gender in the novel? Use evidence from the text to support your claims.

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