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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. Where does Lamar hide his gun while in a fist fight with Bud?
2. In which room of the house is Lamar's entire gang hiding out when Bud arrives?
3. How much money do Lamar and his gang steal during their restaurant robbery?
4. When Bud fires through the front window of the home, which of the gang members is hit?
5. How does Richard react when Lamar escapes through the window?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do Lamar and his gang visit the local library?
2. Why is Lamar depressed after the Denny's robbery?
3. What happens to Richard at the end of the novel?
4. Why does Lamar call Bud in the middle of the night, waking him from sleep?
5. What moral conflict does Bud encounter while he is tracking tire prints?
6. How does Bud react when he first arrives at the Tull farm, knowing Lamar and his gang are hiding out there?
7. How does it go when Bud and Holly go house hunting together?
8. How does Lamar cope with his growing grief after Odell's death?
9. How does Bud end up house hunting with Holly?
10. What valuable piece of evidence does CD Henderson discover at the scene of the Denny's robbery?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The opening of the novel is set in a state penitentiary, a community with its own rules for justice and power. First, describe the physicality of the prison. Then, explain how this small civilization functions. How are respect and power earned? Give at least one example from the text that supports your argument.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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