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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 breaks Pickett's elbow and damages his knee?
2. What is the weather like during the brawl?
3. In the pecking order of Robin's relationships, how does she regard Jaelin in her life?
4. When was the last time Bellocq saw Nora?
5. Bellocq realizes he has tempted Buddy to "the edge of _______."
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Buddy feel about coming back home?
2. At the end of Chapter 2, is a new crisis inevitable? Why?
3. What is Buddy's relationship with Bellocq like?
4. Is Buddy considerate of Jaelin's feelings? How does he approach Jaelin's emotions?
5. What is the image of scrambling over barbed wire meant to portray?
6. Does Buddy have good self-esteem? How?
7. How does Buddy feel about John Robichaux?
8. How do Jaelin and Buddy approach Buddy's affair with Robin similarly?
9. What was unfortunate for Pickett in his fight with Buddy?
10. Is Buddy helpless? How?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the statement on humanity "Coming Through Slaughter" makes with its narrative and characters.
Essay Topic 2
"Coming Through Slaughter" is an account of Buddy's slow decent into madness. Discuss Buddy's madness and why he became mad. What is his madness meant to say?
Essay Topic 3
Webb is Buddy's oldest friend and is the one responsible for finding him. Buddy and Webb as adults seem to be polar opposites. Discuss Webb and Buddy's friendship and what role Webb plays. Why is Webb the character for these events? What does he offer to the narrative?
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