Bless the Beasts and Children Test | Final 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. After releasing the buffalo, why does Teft shoot his rifle?

2. How many of the Bedwetters are injured when the buffalo stampede back into their pen, crushing the pen wall?

3. Which of Teft's relatives owned a pet piranha?

4. How does Teft slow the rangers down, giving Cotton time to think about the fence?

5. How does Shecker celebrate the buffaloes release?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Bedwetters' plan to free the buffalo?

2. How do the Bedwetters react when they see the state agents coming toward them in the pickup trucks and Jeep?

3. Who do the Bedwetters imagine seeing them as they drive toward the final fence?

4. How did the Bedwetters find themselves present at a buffalo hunting event?

5. What camp animal did Lally Two bond with, and how?

6. How has the herd of buffalo changed from night to morning?

7. As the Bedwetters lead the buffalo to the final fence, what fear overtakes Cotton?

8. Why had the buffalo hunt been arranged, and by whom?

9. Who was the first person to kill a bull buffalo while the Bedwetters watched?

10. Why weren't the Bedwetters given credit for their successful raid of the cabins?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the hierarchy of power at the Box Canyon Boys' Camp. How are the boys divided into their cabins? How do cabins earn/lose power? Then, choose at least one example of a time when the Bedwetters attempted to gain power in camp. What was the result of their attempt? What psychological effect did this attempt have on the group as a whole? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

What does it mean to be a good team player? How is teamwork described in the novel? Do you think the Bedwetters make a good team? Why or why not? In what situations was teamwork vital to the success of the Bedwetters' quest? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

This novel is rife with references to pop culture that are now dated. List at least ten references to pop culture that are present in the novel and explain what they add to the narration. Then, describe whether these references add to or detract from your reading experience as a member of a "modern" audience. Do you think the book would be better off without the pop culture? Why or why not? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

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