Black House: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 Danny think that Beezer and Dale look like in Chapter thirteen when he sees them talking outside of Ed's Eats and Dawgs?

2. What does Jack find in the road when he flips to the other side in Chapter nine?

3. What does Jack say when Estelle Packard asks him if he is her father?

4. When does the author say the light of sanity will return to Tansy Freneau's eyes in the end of Chapter fifteen?

5. What does Dale tell Danny that Beezer and his friends are there to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens outside of Ed's Eats and Dawgs when Henry realizes that someone is taking his picture?

2. What does Potter tell Jack when they are able to talk?

3. How does Burny die?

4. What does Jack discover when he flips over to the Territories in Chapter twenty-one?

5. Describe the scene in Chapter twenty-five when Burny goes into Chipper's office.

6. What happens when Jack first opens the door to the Black House?

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

8. What do Doc and Beezer explain about Mouse's condition when Jack first arrives in Chapter twenty-three?

9. Describe what happens in Chapter five when Tyler sees the black crow.

10. What does Munshun tell Tyler when he first grabs him in Chapter twenty-nine?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following to write about:

1) Do you think Jack would have chosen to go to the Territories to be with Sophie even if he had not been shot? Why or why not?

2) What do you feel are the most obvious moments of foreshadowing in the book or the most important? What events in the story do you feel there should have been some foreshadowing of but there was not? Explain.

3) If there was a book following Black House which characters would you want to see it focus on and what from Black House do you think would be revisited? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

1) Why was it significant that Beezer and Doc could not find the house without Jack even after they had been there the day before with Mouse?

2) What does it mean that the Black House was almost infinite (page568)? Is it possible for something to be 'almost' infinite?

3) What did you see inside the Black House that you feel gave the most important information about the Black House? Explain.

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