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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 is the name of the singer that Raleigh almost gets intimate with?
2. In the end, what is Raleigh's biggest change?
3. According to Earley in Part 3, Chapter 32, what is the importance of his old trumpet?
4. What is Gates delivering during his late night boat trip in Part 2, Chapter 19?
5. Who helps to revive the stalled bus that Raleigh and his friends find on their way to Atlanta?
Short Essay Questions
1. What case of mistaken identity does the drug cartel make on the mountain, and how do they act upon it?
2. Explain Mr. Calhoun's complaint against Gates.How must Gates make amends?
3. Describe where Toutant lives. What does he say about his unusual surroundings and what is the truth about them?
4. How has Aura changed over the course of the novel?
5. How does Billie's life change after the gathering in New Orleans?
6. Why was Raleigh's adventurous scavenger hunt orchestrated?
7. Who keeps the men from getting arrested at the mountain, and how?
8. How has the adventurous scavenger hunt changed Raleigh?
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. Why is Gates' excuse for the estate owners whose private driveway he enters important to the men's adventure?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Discuss the author's writing experience and his successes of this book, Handling Sin, and his other writings.
Essay Topic 3
There are four points of view in which literature is written: first person, third person objective, third person limited, and omniscient. Which point of view does the author use in this book? Is this the most effective point of view for this story? Why or why not?
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