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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 is the janitor in Raleigh's office building?
2. What are police investigating in Part 1, Chapter 9?
3. In Part 1, Chapter 5, who is having an affair with Lizzie Joyner?
4. What does Aura protest in Part 1, Chapter 9?
5. How old are Caroline and Holly?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do the people of Thermopylae think Earley has done, and why?
2. How do Raleigh and Mingo encounter a van full of hoodlums, and what happens to the money Raleigh's dad gave him?
3. Why is Raleigh pulled over by a police officer on his way home from the public library? Why does he fear he is being pulled over?
4. What specific instructions does Raleigh's father give him regarding Gates, and why?
5. What is the misunderstanding that Raleigh's janitor has in Chapter 5?
6. Explain the first compromising situation in which Mingo mistakenly assumes his wife Vera is having an affair with Raleigh.
7. Where does Raleigh go to visit Flonnie? What does he buy her, and why?
8. Who is Jimmy Clay, and what role does he have in explaining Earley's disappearance after leaving the hospital?
9. Why does Raleigh return home in wet, torn clothes after taking a walk in Part 1, Chapter 3? Explain the situation that also arises from the event.
10. Where do Raleigh and Mingo get the car physically stuck, and who helps them out?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Name and define the five types of conflict. Which conflict prevailed in this novel? Explain the conflict in detail, using both the definition and examples from Handling Sin.
Essay Topic 2
Define falling action as an element of plot. Discuss in detail the falling action in this book. How did it flow? What role did the falling action have in the story, and how did it work?
Essay Topic 3
What is the difference between conflict and crisis in a novel? How are they similar? Also, relate the differences and similarities specifically to Handling Sin.
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