Half of Paradise Test | Final 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. Who does Suzanne receive an allowance from?

2. What is Boudreaux doing in the fields when he decides to escape?

3. What does Broussard miss a sign for?

4. What does Winfield tell the doctor is the only type of drugs he takes?

5. What does Seth talk to Winfield about to get him excited about Lathrop's election win?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Broussard and Suzanne do together on the beach?

2. How does Winfield spend his first afternoon in his home town?

3. Describe Broussard's first morning of freedom.

4. What problems does Wally cause at the party?

5. How did April respond to drug therapy treatment?

6. What advice does the doctor give Winfield?

7. How does Winfield describe his family?

8. How does Suzanne live her life?

9. Describe the argument between Hunnicutt and Winfield in this section?

10. What is Bordreaux's plan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

What reasons does the novel give for Winfield's addictive personality? Is it a good representation of a drug addict? Do you think he could have succeeded without the drugs?

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