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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 item in Mad Jack's house frightens Charlie in Chapter Seven?
2. What type of shoe does Charlie now wear in Chapter Seven?
3. Whom do Eliza and Charlie NOT encounter on their walk to the glade in Chapter Seven?
4. Why does Jasper feel guilty about Laura's death?
5. Which of the following is NOT one of Charlie and Jeffrey's puns?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the town's response to the attack on Mr. Lu different from the abuse that Mrs. Lu suffers?
2. What has happened to Jasper's face in Chapter Five?
3. Why has Eliza never told anyone where Laura's body is?
4. How does the imagery of Charlie and Jasper's walk to Mad Jack's add to the suspense of the scene in Chapter Seven?
5. What are some clues that indicate the novel is set in the 1960s?
6. Charlie envisions leaving Corrigan with Jasper. Delve into some of the literary allusions he chooses for the journey. Do those stories bode well for the adventure he desires?
7. In Chapter Eight, what has become of the members of the Bucktin family since Charlie discovered his mother's affair?
8. Why is Charlie so distressed to learn that his father has written a novel?
9. What are the clues that indicate that Mad Jack Lionel may not really be a serial killer?
10. How does Jeffrey Lu become a Corrigan cricket legend?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Strained parent-child relationships lie at the core of so much of this novel. Write an essay exploring and explaining the reasons behind these strains and the ways that these problems actually serve as learning experiences for the teens and for the reader.
Essay Topic 2
The Australian calendar is quite different from that of the United States and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere. Write an essay detailing the school calendar and the seasons of Australia, and how that reversal might inform our own reading of the text.
Essay Topic 3
It appears that the marginalized often strive to subjugate others even more than they have been pressed down themselves. Write an essay in which you detail such instances in the novel, and make connections between the characters who are the subjugated, and those who are the oppressor.
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