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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 affect does grueling practices have on the football team?

2. How much older is Ben than Cody?

3. What is Cody and Ben's mother doing when they get home in Chapter 6?

4. What does Hey-Soos tell Ben about his time on earth?

5. What talk does Ben's father mention to Ben?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the compromise between Ben and Dr. Wagner concerning Ben wanting to keep his illness a secret and what does the person tell him he goes to see?

2. What do they find out on the day of the Horseshoe Bend game, and how will this information affect the game?

3. What do Ben and Cody find when they get home, what does it tell them and what does their father say about the situation?

4. How does Ben act when he receives the information from the doctor, and what is his first thought about the information?

5. Where does Ben go after the dance and what does he do there?

6. What are Ben's two other main goals for his senior year besides his academic goal?

7. What does the coach ask Ben at the luncheon and what does he say Ben needs to do?

8. How does Lambeer find out what Ben is reading and what does he say about it?

9. What does Ben do after he leaves the doctor's office upon receiving the bad news and what does he say to the doctor when he returns to his office?

10. Where does Ben go after he leaves Dallas's house and what is bothering him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of "Deadline", identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement.) Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements in "Deadline". (The subplots may not contain every element of a major plot.) Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not? Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

1. What is foreshadowing? How many incidences of foreshadowing are in "Deadline"? How does foreshadowing contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadowing in "Deadline" including why you believe it is foreshadowing. Include examples from the book to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from "Deadline" and your own live to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in "Deadline".

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of "Deadline". How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of "Deadline". How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

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