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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 Max finally falls asleep in the "old bat's" apartment, what does he dream of?
2. What does Max compare a pencil in his hand to?
3. According to Max's father, what did he do to get to sleep every night in jail?
4. What nickname do the papers give Loretta after Killer Kane is caught?
5. What smell does Max first recognize when he enters "the other place" with his father?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Max get his father to stop choking Loretta?
2. How does Mr. Meehan explain Max's inability to do well in school?
3. Why does Max's father believe that Grim and Gram thought he was not good enough for their daughter?
4. According to Max's father, what does Hell look like?
5. What does Max do when Mrs.Donalli asks him a question in class?
6. How does Kevin explain the act of remembering?
7. What happens that makes Max go crazy at the hospital?
8. What does Grim say that his father gave him for Christmas?
9. Describe the apartment that Max and his father hide out in.
10. Why does Loretta come to the abandoned basement to rescue Max?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Kevin is fascinated by dragons, knights, and quests. How do you think his fascination with these things lengthened his life? (Think about the conversation between his doctor and Max at the end of the book.)
Essay Topic 2
Max is constantly speaking negatively about himself. In what ways are the things he says true? In what ways are the things that he says false? What does this say about Max's self-esteem?
Essay Topic 3
Family comes to mean more to Max by the end of the book given all that he has been through. Discuss what Max comes to learn about the importance of family. In what ways does Max find out family is important? What did Max think about family before the book ended? What events changed Max's mind about the importance of family?
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