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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. Where does Broussard drive to buy beer?
2. What is Boudreaux doing in the fields when he decides to escape?
3. What happened to Winfield's father?
4. Why does Boudreaux decide against killing Evans?
5. What does Seth talk to Winfield about to get him excited about Lathrop's election win?
Short Essay Questions
1. How are things going on between Suzanne and Broussard?
2. What advice does the doctor give Winfield?
3. How does Winfield end up on the side of the railroad?
4. Describe Wally's character?
5. What does Broussard's parole officer tell him in this section?
6. How does Boudreaux escape the workhouse?
7. Why does Boudreaux decide he will be safe on the slope until morning?
8. How does Broussard first date with Suzanne go?
9. How does Winfield spend his first afternoon in his home town?
10. How does the train ride to Louisiana change Winfield mindset?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?
Essay Topic 2
Look at the structure of the book.
How does the author use character and dialogue to drive the narrative?
Discuss elements of the narrative structure; Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's themes?
Essay Topic 3
Examine the book's chronological setting.
1. What were the main concerns during the 1960s? How does the author express these concerns?
2. How would the author change the book if it was set in today's society?
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