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 Fred Marshall tell Dale after Tyler goes missing?

2. What does Kaiser Bill answer when Danny asks why the Bikers are helping?

3. Which of the following is NOT true of Henry Leyden?

4. What is the dog eating in Chapter two?

5. What flies toward Jack in his waking dreams as they are described in Chapter four?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Judy tell Jack about Faraway in Chapter fourteen?

5. What happens in Chapter seven when Henry begins playing for the residents at Maxton's?

6. What happens to Judy in Chapter five?

7. What do Henry and Jack discuss in chapter eight when Jack is telling Henry of going to the police station to talk to Fred and the three boys that had been with Tyler?

8. In Chapter four, what does Henry tell Jack has been happening to him lately while Jack is driving Henry home?

9. In Chapter fourteen, what does Fred tell Jack he should know about Judy before they go to see her at the institution?

10. What does Speedy tell Jack in the beginning of Chapter nine?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1) What moment in the story would you call the climax? Explain.

2) What was the main plot in the story? What were the subplots? How did these subplots feed into the main plot?

3) Do you feel that the story had a satisfactory ending? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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