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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 do the housemates keep the birds?
2. What chore does Cheryl love to do?
3. What do the housemates do to Gary as punishment?
4. What does Malorie notice after Gary arrives?
5. What do Tom and Felix play on the radio?
Short Essay Questions
1. What instruments do Tom and Jules use to find their way outside of the house?
2. What do the housemates decide to do with Gary?
3. What is written on the sign on the bodies of the parents that Tom and Jules find?
4. What does the new entrant bring with him to the new house?
5. What body part does Tom believe he has found in a bowl on the table of a vacant house.
6. What advice does Tom give Malorie concerning Cheryl's car?
7. What are some of the items printed on the receipt found by Tom in a vacant house?
8. What does Tom bring home in a box?
9. What type of dogs do Jules and Tom find?
10. What does Malorie do when the Girl refuses to eat?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Malorie experiences both physical and emotional changes throughout the novel. In what ways does Malorie change and in what ways does she remain the same? How do these changes reflect any major themes of the novel?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Malerman uses vivid descriptions of physical injury and violence in many different contexts, with many different victims. Choose two depictions of physical injury or violence from different portions of the book. Explain each scene with respect to who finds the victim, how the injury is described, and the the effect on the character who finds the victim.
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