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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where do the vets hit Carroll?
2. What do the officials think will provide the missing clue?
3. What is Macchio's job?
4. Who does Hudson kill in this section
5. Who does Anton say Monserrat met with?
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
Do you think Patterson's representation of Iraqis is accurate? Would Patterson be able to get away with such a representation today? How would his representation of Iraqis be different if he wrote the novel today?
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