Half of Paradise Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book 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. What does Avery buy to drink on the way home?

2. How does Hunnicut say Lathrop has helped Winfield?

3. What does Winfield abandon April to find?

4. What are Terau and Avery waiting for?

5. What advice does Boudreaux give Broussard in this section?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hunnicut persuade Winfield to write a song for Lathrop's campaign?

2. Describe Wally's character?

3. How did April respond to drug therapy treatment?

4. What problems do Tereau and Avery get into as soon as LeBlanc and Gerard leave?

5. How does Winfield describe his family?

6. How do the men try to get at Rainack as they wait in the rain?

7. What happens to Gerard and LeBlanc?

8. Why is Boudreau so uncomfortable on his first shift at Bonham Shipping Company?

9. Why does Avery say he is running moonshine?

10. How is Winfield trying to change his life?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of James Lee Burke's previous books and contrast it with Half of Paradise in terms of the following;

1. Style.

2. Structure.

3. Themes.

Essay Topic 2

Pick a character from the book and discuss his or her goals and motives. Do they achieve their motive? Do they share similar goals and motives with other characters? Do their goals clash with other characters? How do the characters goals and motives affect their interaction with each other?

Essay Topic 3

Choose one of the following and discuss how it affects the tone of the book and helps to express character and theme.

1. Setting

2. Point of view

3. Structure

4. Language

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