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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. Upon entering a private drive to an estate, who are Raleigh, Gates, and Mingo mistaken to be?
2. According to his father, where must Raleigh first take Gates?
3. How does Earley advise his unwed, pregnant sister to explain her reason for leaving town?
4. Who figures out the treasure map, then digs to find it?
5. Who plays trumpet in the jazz combo formed in Part 3, Chapter 33?
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss the jazz combo that is formed in Part 3, Chapter 33.
2. Why is Gates' excuse for the estate owners whose private driveway he enters important to the men's adventure?
3. How has Aura changed over the course of the novel?
4. What is the convenience associated with Raleigh's hunt for treasure? Why might his father have planned it this way?
5. What is the importance of Raleigh's scavenger hunt items as explained by his father in Part 3, Chapter 32?
6. What case of mistaken identity does the drug cartel make on the mountain, and how do they act upon it?
7. How do the men meet a dancer on their way to Atlanta? What is the dancer's situation?
8. Discuss the "massage parlor" that Mingo visits in Myrtle Beach.
9. What mistake does Mingo make at the Myrtle Beach hotel that tips off Mr. Calhoun to Gates' whereabouts. Who else does it tip off, and why are they searching for Gates?
10. Discuss why Gates rushes into a private driveway of an estate and the excuse that he gives the estate owners.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Name and discuss the items Raleigh was instructed to collect on his scavenger hunt. Write about the purpose of each.
Essay Topic 2
Define rising action as an element of plot. Discuss in detail the rising action in Handling Sin. How does the author present it? How does the rising action flow? How does the rising action add to the suspense of the story?
Essay Topic 3
What interests and experiences of the author's own life might be drawn upon for inspiration in Handling Sin? Explain your answers, giving an overview of the author's life.
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