Handling Sin Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Michael Malone
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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 unusual cleaning chore does the janitor do in Part 1, Chapter 5?

2. On what floor is Raleigh's office located?

3. What is Mingo's job?

4. Where is Bonnie at the end of Part 1, Chapter 5?

5. What does Raleigh happily discover when he makes a phone call from a tavern after the Marines have helped him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the men meet a dancer on their way to Atlanta? What is the dancer's situation?

2. Discuss the "massage parlor" that Mingo visits in Myrtle Beach.

3. What angers Raleigh at Lovie's party? Explain the situation.

4. Discuss why Gates rushes into a private driveway of an estate and the excuse that he gives the estate owners.

5. What case of mistaken identity does the drug cartel make on the mountain, and how do they act upon it?

6. What specific instructions does Raleigh's father give him regarding Gates, and why?

7. What is the misunderstanding that Raleigh's janitor has in Chapter 5?

8. During Lovie's party, where does Mingo consider running away to, why, and why doesn't he go?

9. Who is Jimmy Clay, and what role does he have in explaining Earley's disappearance after leaving the hospital?

10. What is ironic when Raleigh abandons his golf cart at the mountain?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write a character description of Mingo. Was he a major character or minor one, static or dynamic? Support your answer with specific evidence form the story and be sure to include definitions of major and minor character.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the main characters of this book. Who was the protagonist, and what separates that character from the other main characters?

Essay Topic 3

What is the primary theme of Handling Sin? What is a motif from the novel? Discuss both, explaining the difference between a theme and motif in literature.

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