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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 clue does Jasper find at Mad Jack's that seems to confirm the man's role in Laura's death?
2. What ultimately killed Rosie?
3. How does Charlie get the police and his parents to leave him alone about Jasper in Chapter Six?
4. How do Charlie and Eliza walk to the glade in Chapter Eight?
5. What has "softened [Charlie and Eliza's] talk about leaving" Corrigan (294)?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the clues that indicate that Mad Jack Lionel may not really be a serial killer?
2. Why does Jasper feel so guilty about Laura's death?
3. How is the attack on Mrs. Lu an example of the social injustice that is so prominent in Corrigan?
4. What has happened to Jasper's face in Chapter Five?
5. What clues indicate that Mad Jack is not, in fact, a killer?
6. How is it clear, in Chapter Seven, that Eliza feels capable and powerful in Charlie's company?
7. How has Jasper's father done after the death of his mother?
8. Explore the beating of An Lu. What is the precipitating factor? Who are some prominent characters in the beating and in Lu's defense?
9. How long is Charlie grounded in Chapter Six, and how does he spend that time?
10. Who is Mad Jack Lionel, and why has he been calling out to Jasper all these years?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the end of the novel, Charlie thinks, "There is more to know. Always" (309). Write an essay in which you explore some of the instances in the book when it is impossible to know the full story without asking more questions.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay in which you explore the text of one of Charlie's favorite books or authors. How does that work help us to grasp the themes of the novel? Can the novel to which he alludes and the text of Jasper Jones be compared or contrasted in any ways, such as character or theme?
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay in which you explore comparisons and/or contrasts between the novel of Jasper Jones and one of the many films to which Charlie alludes.
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