The Executioner's Song Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is State Patrolman Jerry Scott called in to do in regards to Gary's body?

2. Who decides that wooing Gary's family might be a better way to get the rights to his story?

3. When others tell Gary he needs to get back at Gibbs, what does Gary say? "I can __________ from here."

4. Who does Geraldo Rivera try to call in order to get an interview, although he/she is in the hospital?

5. Where is Schiller vacationing as the holidays occur over the years 1976 to 1977?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At one point of the story, Gary decides he does not want to be saved by legal actions. He just wants to die.

Part 1: Why do you think Gary just wants to be executed? Why doesn't he fight for his life?

Part 2: Do you think Gary really wants to die? Why or why not?

Part 3: Do you think Gary could have avoided the death sentence? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Grace, Gary's apologist, continues to believe he does not deserve to die, that there were other reasons for his actions.

Part 1: Describe the two reasons why Grace thinks Gary may not deserve to be punished.

Part 2: Why would someone like Grace stick up for Gary?

Part 3: If you were in a similar position as Grace, would you have stuck up for Gary? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The molestation which occurs in this book is vile, though the perpetrators never seem to see the issue with this happening.

Part 1: Describe what happens when Rosebeth is in bed with Gary, Barrett, and Nicole.

Part 2: Why don't the characters think they are doing anything wrong? Or do they?

Part 3: Do you think this situation will cause Rosebeth to become a molester in her lifetime? Why or why not?

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