Black Friday 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. What does the dead security guard have around his right arm?

2. What does Caitlin warn may happen the following day?

3. Who are Alry Simmons and Robert Havens?

4. What is Manning Rubin's occupation?

5. Where do the veterans meet to discuss their plans?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Carroll meets with Michael Chevron?

2. What does David Hudson recall about his torture in Vietnam?

3. How did Caitlin become the director of the SEC's security force?

4. Why does Harry Stemkowsky wait for David Hudson in the rain?

5. What does Carroll discover when he questions Alvarez?

6. What do the Russian officials discuss over breakfast?

7. What happens at Carroll's home that evening?

8. Describe the meeting that takes place between Hudson and Billie.

9. What happens when David arrives at the hotel?

10. Why does Carroll resign his position?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Black Friday is part of the thriller genre and Patterson is a noted thriller writer.

1) What are the conventions of the genre in terms of character, language and plot?

2) In what way have Patterson's novels helped to set the template for similar novels? Do modern novels still use the ideas employed in Black Friday?

Essay Topic 2

Examine violence in the novel.

1) How do the characters in the novel view violence? Are there are character that would think twice before shooting or hitting someone?

2) Do the characters need to be violent to cope in the world that Patterson portrays?

3) In what way is violence an important of the book and the meaning it attempts to convey?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the novel's dialogue. Discuss how Patterson's dialogue contributes to the following areas:

1) Character

2) Setting

3) Plot

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