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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. What is the name of the lieutenant that calls Will in Chapter 30?
2. Who confronts Ken after he accuses John of killing Julie in Chapter 57?
3. What name does Squares begin looking for in Chapter 50?
4. What does Will use to escape handcuffs in Chapter 36?
5. What is the name of the dummy corporation that Yvonne tells Will about in Chapter 31?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Will discover about the little girl Carley in Chapter 57?
2. What does Will find while surfing the Web at the beginning of Chapter 29?
3. How does John want Will to convene his brother to come out of hiding in Chapter 55?
4. How does Will prepare for a reunion with Ken at Camp Millstone?
5. What is the nature of the conversation Will and Katy have regarding Julie in Chapter 35?
6. What does Yvonne Sterno tell Will about a person named Owen Enfield in Chapter 32?
7. What does Willl's girlfriend reveal about her past when she tells him her name is Nora Spring?
8. How is Will's meeting with Mr. Klein at a Little League field described?
9. What is the nature of Will's conversation with Yvonne Sterno in Chapter 29?
10. What does Will discover when he watches surveillance tapes of Owen Enfield in Chapter 39?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the concept of the thriller genre based on the information presented in the book. What literary elements does the author use to make this book a thriller and is he successful in his attempts?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the author's portrayal of violence in the book. What might the author be saying about the nature of characters like John based on his acts of violence in the book and what factors could have led to his being so violent towards others without remorse?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the author's portrayal of the mob in the book. What might the author be saying about the power of the mob based on the portrayal of McGuane in the book?
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