Dirty White Boys: A Novel Test | Final Test - Hard

Stephen Hunter
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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. To which location does Lamar follow Bud and his family?

2. How long did the shooting match at the tattoo parlor last?

3. Who informs the investigating police of Lamar's final location?

4. What is the name of Odell's mother?

5. How many bedrooms does the house have that Holly wants to buy?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Bud react when he first arrives at the Tull farm, knowing Lamar and his gang are hiding out there?

2. What moral conflict does Bud encounter while he is tracking tire prints?

3. How does Odell die?

4. What happens after Jeff's final baseball game with his team?

5. What does the art curator at the museum say the symbolism is of lions in art?

6. How does the public respond when Bud is once again put in the hospital after a shootout with Lamar and his gang?

7. Why does Bud sneak out of the hospital to visit CD Henderson?

8. What mixed reactions does Bud experience in regards to the public's opinion of Lamar?

9. What valuable piece of evidence does CD Henderson discover at the scene of the Denny's robbery?

10. What happens to Richard at the end of the novel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Revenge is a large theme throughout the novel. Choose two scenes of revenge and compare / contrast them. First, describe each scene of revenge in detail. Who was the aggressor? Who was the victim? What act was being avenged? Was the act of revenge successful? Why or why not? Then, explain what you think Hunter's overarching message about revenge is. Is revenge always the answer? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the novel, Bud and Lamar have three major battles. Describe the setting of each of these battles and explain the casualties of each fight. Why did Lamar and Bud continue to battle each other throughout the novel? In the end, which man considered himself the victor, and why?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, Richard spends much of his time creating gifts for Lamar. First, describe the gifts Richard creates for Lamar, and describe Lamar's reaction to the gifts. Then, explain the metaphoric meaning behind the gifts Richard creates. What symbolism can be found? Please use examples from the text to strengthen your argument.

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