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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When is the meeting scheduled?
2. What race is the person standing over her?
3. What does the Sheriff want Sue to do?
4. What does Sue think is likely?
5. In this chapter, several things are foreshadowed, a term that means...?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Sue wakes up with the realization that someone is in her house she goes to the kitchen. The sheriff approaches and tells Sue that he is there to help her.
1. Given the era and setting of this story do you think it is likely the sheriff is telling the truth? Why or why not? Use examples from the story to support your answer.
2. Do you think that most officers of the law are honest, good people? Why or why not? Use examples from your life or knowledge to support your answer.
3. If you woke in the middle of the night and people were in your house, what would you do? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Sue's life thus far has been punctuated by untimely losses; the tragic death of her mother, the untimely death of her husband and Sug's recent incarceration have all combined to essentially strip away everyone that is important to her, except Johnny-Boy.
1. What do you think would be the normal reaction to so much loss in life? Use examples support your answer.
2. Thinking about your life, your parents, siblings and friends, how would your life change if you had lost at least three of those people?
3. Discuss a death you have had in your life or in the life of someone you know.
Essay Topic 3
As we have suspected from nearly the beginning of the story, Johnny-Boy is killed. The death of Sue, on the other hand, comes as a bit of a surprise.
1. Were you surprised when Sue was killed? Why or why not?
2. Do you think Sue's death was foreshadowed in the story? Why or why not? Use examples from the story to support your answer.
3. Do you think the death of Sue and her son could have happened in the present time? Why or why not?
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