Dirty White Boys: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Which of the following restaurant employees is able to identify Lamar from a photo line-up?

2. What type of gun does Bud say he is dying to purchase?

3. Why don't the Stepfords die when they are shot?

4. Who was Richard Peed's victim?

5. Who is given the order to kill the Stepfords?

Short Essay Questions

1. What event happens in the showers of the prison that changes Lamar Pye's prison life?

2. What type of vehicle does Lamar use to escape from prison, and how does he get a hold of it?

3. At the opening of the novel, why is Richard Peed in prison?

4. What is Richard's job during the Denny's robbery?

5. How does Bud learn about Ted's death, and what is his reaction to the news?

6. What type of relationship does Lamar have with Richard at the opening of the novel?

7. What does Bud discover when he goes to visit McAlaster?

8. What injuries did Bud sustain during the shootout at the Stepford house?

9. Why was Ruta Beth once incarcerated?

10. How do Lamar and his gang manage to avoid the police after the Denny's robbery?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Baseball turns out to be an important symbolic element within the novel. First, explain what the significance of baseball is to Bud and his family. Then, compare / contrast that to the significance baseball has for Lamar and his gang. Finally, explain the symbolism of baseball in direct relation to Bud's chase of the gang.

Essay Topic 2

The Stepford's prove to be an important element in getting Lamar's gang up and running. First, describe how Lamar knows the Stepfords. Then, describe Lamar's treatment of the Stepfords. Finally, explain how the Stepfords were instrumental in getting Lamar's gang off its feet and into action.

Essay Topic 3

Whenever the police catch up to the gang, Lamar always manages to outwit them. Give at least two examples of times when Lamar thought outside of the box and creatively came up with ways to outwit the police officers. Describe what Lamar was attempting to cover-up in these outwits, and what the results of his outwitting ways were.

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