Columbine Test | Final Test - Hard

Dave Cullen
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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. How long did it take Fuselier to read Eric's diary for the first time?

2. Who led the student body in on the day of the ribbon cutting on the remodeled school building?

3. What did the author say was the number one way an adult could stop a school bombing?

4. What was the piece of information Fuselier gained from the first words of Eric's journal?

5. What did Eric do when he became bored with the images on the Doom game?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the author say were the two main traits of a psychopath?

2. Describe the "missions" Eric, Dylan, and Zack perpetrated and how their targets were chosen.

3. Why did the Jefco Sheriff say it took so long for police to get into the building and bring the victims out?

4. What was the discussion behind the families' decision whether to sue the county?

5. What did Fuselier say about the dyad?

6. What did Misty Bernall answer when Oprah asked if she wished Cassie had denied her Christianity in the hope that she might not be killed?

7. What was the problem Misty Bernall and her publisher faced with regard to Misty's book about Cassie's death and what were her decision?

8. What were some of the things on Dylan's "bad list" as outlined in Chapter 33?

9. What were the main points of the "how-to guides" issued by the government in the years following Columbine?

10. What did the classmate who accompanied Eric to his first Homecoming at Columbine High School recall about him and why didn't she go out with him again?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who was Patrick Ireland? What were his injuries? How did he get out of the school? What were the challenges he faced during recovery? What was his mental attitude to the shooting and his recovery? What was his fate?

Essay Topic 2

Describe some of the myths that arose following the shooting. Why were some of these myths perpetrated? Why did the public seize the ideas that Dylan and Eric were Goth, were picked on, and were targeting specific kids as victims? What was wrong with those ideas?

Essay Topic 3

What was the media's role in the situation? How did the fact that most kids had cell phones affect the situation? What were the challenges the media faced with regard to interviewing kids who had been in the school at the time? What, according to the author, was the biggest mistake the media made? The students blocked the majority of media coverage from the opening of the renovated school building. Why? Were they within their rights?

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