Don't Look Behind You Test | Final 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. Why does April think her mother has been driving the car?

2. After leaving Sarasota, where does April finally see Steve?

3. After the Disney trip, what routine does April fall into for the next few weeks?

4. April would have to lie to get away from Grove City. How does she convince herself this is okay?

5. How does the family feel when they arrived at Disney World?

Short Essay Questions

1. When April and Lorelei reach the house in Grove City, the Corrigans' car is nose down in a ditch. It is empty and so is the house. What does April suddenly see that terrifies her?

2. Why is Steve waiting for her at airport when April returns to Norwood?

3. Why is April secretly glad that Vamp tells them he is going to hold them hostage and confines them to a bedroom closet?

4. April decides the only way to handle what she found out from Jodi is to continue playing tennis and going out with Larry. What happens at Amy's party? How does Larry react?

5. When April gets home from the movie, her parents have obviously been arguing. What does her father then tell April?

6. The family stays at the Disney theme park during the morning and then April's parents head for Epcot Center while she stays with her brother. When Bram is on the Alice in Wonderland ride, Aprl hears someone call her name. Who is it and how does April handle the situation?

7. April manages to get out of the house and into the yard. She thinks she will be safe there but what happens?

8. What does April find out about from Jodi while she is talking to her at Disney World? How does she feel about this?

9. When April returns to Norwood, she gets a rude awakening about Steve. What does she learn? What does she ask Steve to do?

10. April feels some sympathy for her father and decides the Disney World trip might be a good idea after all. What is the drive to Orlando like?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Coming of age stories are often rife with conflict, as much of adolescence is seen as a time of transition from childhood to adulthood, and the pull from one back to the other. In Don't Look Behind You, April faces a number of conflicts between her own needs and the needs of her family. Give four examples of when she faces this conflict and how she responds to the situations.

Essay Topic 2

Explain how dialogue serves as an device to enhance:

(1) exposition;

(2) characterization;

(3) foreshadowing; and

(4) resolution.

Give one example from the book that illustrates each of these elements.

Essay Topic 3

Tone refers to the emotional state or attitude of the narrator of a work. As the narrator of Don't Look Behind You, what is April's tone at different stages of the book? Explain the tone, with examples:

1) At the beginning of the book, when life is "normal" in Norwood;

2) When her family is torn away from their lives and then placed into the witness protection program;

3) When and after April realizes she has put her family in great danger; and

4) In the Epilogue.

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