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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 slashes tires in Part 2, Chapter 26?
2. Where do Raleigh, Gates, Weeper and Mingo go when they leave the estate?
3. Who is Raleigh hoping to find when they leave the estate?
4. Chapter 22 is dedicated to descriptions of what town?
5. Who dies on stage in Part 3, Chapter 33?
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss the jazz combo that is formed in Part 3, Chapter 33.
2. Why was Raleigh's adventurous scavenger hunt orchestrated?
3. Describe where Toutant lives. What does he say about his unusual surroundings and what is the truth about them?
4. Where are the characters of this story and what happens when the lights go out in Charlotte?
5. What case of mistaken identity does the drug cartel make on the mountain, and how do they act upon it?
6. Discuss the "massage parlor" that Mingo visits in Myrtle Beach.
7. Why is Gates' excuse for the estate owners whose private driveway he enters important to the men's adventure?
8. What one certainty does Raleigh understand about religion and what personal experience helped build that belief?
9. What does Raleigh find when he searches for hidden treasure and what does he decide to do with it?
10. How has the adventurous scavenger hunt changed Raleigh?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is an antagonist? Discuss the antagonist of this novel in detail, relating the antagonist specifically to the type of conflict featured in 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 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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