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. Who was Richard Peed's victim?

2. Which of the following restaurants does Lamar plan to rob?

3. Which of the following facts is true about Odell?

4. At the opening of the novel, how long does Richard Peed have before he will be moved to a minimum security prison?

5. What type of food does Ruta Beth promise to make for the gang after they rob the restaurant?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Lamar take Richard to a movie theater, but never takes him inside?

2. How did Bud and Holly first hook up?

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

4. What advice does Bud's colonel come to give him while he is recuperating in the hospital?

5. How does Lamar escape prison?

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

7. How does the police force treat Ted during his funeral?

8. At the opening of the novel, why is Lamar Pye in prison?

9. How does Lamar treat the manager of the Denny's during the robbery?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

From the opening of the novel, Lamar Pye is described as a protective man. First, describe the first scenes in which Lamar Pye is introduced to the reader. What / who is he protecting? Then, give examples of at least two relationships in Lamar Pye's life in which he acts as the protector, giving examples from the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the novel, many of the main characters are in search of redemption for their past mistakes. Choose one character from the novel and explain his / her path to redemption. What past sins is this character hoping to absolve? What process does this character go through in his/her pursuit of redemption? In the end, is this character successfully redeemed for his/her sins? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Much of the novel's plot surrounds Bud's changing relationship with his wife. First, describe the relationship Bud has with his wife at the opening of the novel and compare / contrast that to the relationship he has with his wife at the end of the novel. Then, give at least two examples of major events in the novel and describe how these events altered the way Bud felt about his relationship with his wife.

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