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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. Who drives Beverly home from the Sea Breeze Motel?
2. What was Diane Severe's profession before she attended law school?
3. What was Nona dressed as the last time she and Doug messengered together?
4. What does Nona list as her permanent residence on her application to the messenger service?
5. What does Milo say he had done with the Swopes' car?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Alex tell Milo is done to help children cope with being in the Laminar Airflow rooms?
2. How does Nona react to Raoul's inquiry about Woody's health in Chapter Three?
3. Why does Milo say that Robin's trip to Japan puts Alex's and Robin's relationship in a new perspective?
4. Why did Robin feel that putting in a koi pond might be beneficial to Alex?
5. How does Augie react to Milo's questioning him about the Touch and Nona Swopes?
6. Why does Raoul say the parents who were Jehovah's Witnesses, were happy when Raoul took them to court to force them to allow blood transfusions for their daughter?
7. Why did Norman Mathews (Noble Matthias) leave the law profession?
8. Why is Alex a bit reluctant to call Milo with the information he learns about Augie from Bev?
9. What is Raoul's office like?
10. Why does Alex decide to return Moody's phone call?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does the relationship between Raoul and Alex change as the novel progresses? What causes the change? How does Alex feel about Raoul at the end of the novel? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Why did the author choose first person point of view to tell this story? What advantages to using first person are there? What are the disadvantages?
Essay Topic 3
Why does Nona choose to exert her parental rights over Woody at the time of his illness? What does this reveal about her? What is her relationship with Woody like at the end of the novel?
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