Black House: A Novel 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 Jack do with the robin's egg that he finds in the ash tray of his pick up truck in Chapter four?

2. What does Henry tell Jack about digital phones?

3. What does Rebecca think that Chipper reminds her of in chapter seven when he is grinning after counting out his money?

4. What does Henry say that he is going to go do in Chapter four?

5. What does Dale ask Jack when they first arrive at Ed's?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain what happened after Charles Burnside first arrived at the hospital as the story is recalled in Chapter two?

2. What does Dale tell Jack in Chapter ten when he calls Jack?

3. What had happened when Wendell Green had tried to question Beezer after his daughter's body had been discovered?

4. Describe the conversation that Jack and Wendell Green had that Jack recalls in Chapter four while cooking an omelet.

5. What does Wendell see when he gets to the crime scene in Chapter twelve?

6. In Chapter one, what is explained about Chipper's current situations in his life?

7. What happens in Chapter seven when Rebecca follows Burny out into the hallway to tell him to go to his room?

8. Explain what is known about Henry Leyden that is shown in chapter three.

9. What does Burny do in Chapter fifteen?

10. Describe the scene in Chapter four where Jack and Dale are putting up paintings.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) Do you think that Tyler will remember anything about being taken by Burny? Why or why not?

2) Why was it that Jack could not remember the Territories before Speedy sent him all the clues?

3) Why did Sophie's rantings nearly drive Judy insane when they had communicated so often as children?

Essay Topic 2

1) Why is it that Judy was willing to kiss Jack when he returned from him meeting with Sophie?

2) What did Jack mean when he said he was in love for the first time after seeing Sophie?

3) What different kinds of love are seen in the story? Which of these seems to be the strongest?

Essay Topic 3

1) Do you think that Dale truly gives up his position as police chief? Explain.

2) What do you think is the difference between a police man and a coppice man?

3) How would you have described Speedy's involvement in the story? Do you think he is a coppice man like Jack? Why or why not?

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