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. At what time of day does Bud arrive at the restaurant crime scene?

2. Where does Bud like to take his son, Jeff, for father-son bonding time?

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

4. Which of the following gang members kills the most civilians during the restaurant robbery?

5. What does Richard Peed do for a living?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bud reopen his wounds after his first surgery?

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

3. How many people are shot and killed during the Denny's robbery?

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

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

6. Who are Mr. and Mrs. Stepford?

7. How has CD Henderson's police career changed as he has aged?

8. After escaping from the Stepford's house, what does Lamar demand Richard do to show his loyalty?

9. How does Lamar escape prison?

10. Who is Odell, and what type of trouble does he cause in prison?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Bud and Holly both have very different expectations for their relationship. First, explain what Bud's expectations are in regards to his relationship with Holly. Then, compare / contrast those expectations with Holly's expectations. What conflicts arise from the conflicting expectations in the relationship? How are these conflicts resolved? Give at least two examples, supported by the text.

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

Throughout their time on the run together, Lamar frequently challenges Richard, ordering him to perform dangerous jobs. First, explain why Lamar challenges Richard. What is he hoping to accomplish during these challenges? Then, give at least two examples of challenges Lamar put Richard up to, and explain what Richard's response to the challenge was.

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