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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. When Decker and Skink decide to leave town, Skink notices that they are being followed. Who is following Decker and Skink?
2. At the New Orleans bass tournament, how many bass does Dickie Lockhart catch?
3. Who claims that he has proof that Dickie Lockhart was murdered by Decker?
4. What tape does Skink remove from the player in the Corvette and throw out the window?
5. Under what name does Thomas Curl register himself and Catherine into the Holiday Inn in Coral Springs?
Short Essay Questions
1. What "proof" do the police have that point to Decker as Dickie's killer?
2. What does Lanie share with the police in her statement?
3. After returning to Miami, what does Decker want to tell Dennis Gault?
4. Why does Thomas Curl intend to kill R.J. Decker?
5. Weeb refuses to cancel the fishing tournament even though the lake will not support bass. Why does Weeb refuse to cancel the tournament?
6. According to the hydrologist, why are the fish in Lunker Lakes all dying?
7. Why does Deacon Johnson have trouble in Florida obtaining a child for Weeb's next human healing?
8. Describe Charles Weeb's boyhood, as revealed in his official church biography.
9. When Weeb realizes that two of the contestants in his fishing tournament are minorities, why is Weeb upset?
10. Why does Dickie Lockhart have a closed coffin at his funeral?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the story, there are several attempts made on Decker's life.
a. Identify three characters or groups who try to kill Decker. Describe the situation and how Decker escapes.
b. Compare and contrast the characters that try to kill Decker, as well as these characters' motivations.
Essay Topic 2
One of the main themes in this novel involves deceptive appearances.
a. Identify three characters that use deceptive appearances to further their interests.
b. Why do these characters rely on deception?
c. What is the outcome for these characters? Were they successful in their endeavors or would they have been more successful if they had not been deceptive? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 3
In many ways, the novel is a series of contrasts designed to heighten the reader's awareness, draw the reader deeper into the story, and the intricacies of each of the story's characters. Identify at least three contrasts that are used in the novel. Describe these contrasts and determine how they impact the story's plot, as well as the reader's emotional involvement in the characters' lives. If these identified contrasts were not included in the story, what impact would their absence have on the storyline, the characters' development, and the readers' involvement?
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