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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. Whose birthday is it in Story 4?

2. Who does Wayne stop to see after he and the narrator finish work?

3. According to the narrator in Story 1, all of the following people had given the narrator drugs except for who?

4. At the end of Story 1, what flutters close to the narrator's face?

5. According to the narrator in Story 1, who was snoring loudly and rudely after the car accident?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the three people the narrator first introduces to the reader at the beginning of Story 1. How does the narrator interact with these three people?

2. Show how and when the narrator's violent side is exposed in Story 2.

3. Discuss the mini-theme of the manifestation of nature a seen in Story 1.

4. Where does the narrator of Story 3 receive money from?

5. Describe the character of Jack Hotel. Discuss the interaction he has with the narrator.

6. Describe the character of Dundun.

7. Discuss the drug abuse seen in Story 3.

8. Describe The Vine as seen in Story 3.

9. Who encourages the narrator of Story 5 to work with him? What type of work do they perform? Explain.

10. Define the literary element of foreshadowing. How is this literary element used in Story 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay describing the connection between Story 3: "Out on Bail" and Story 6: "Emergency."

Essay Topic 2

Analyze, discuss, and explain the significance the following quote found in Story 1: "I knew every raindrop by its name. I sensed everything before it happened. I knew a certain Oldsmobile would stop for me even before it slowed, and by the sweet voices of the family inside it I knew we'd have an accident in the storm. I didn't care. They said they'd take me all the way."

Essay Topic 3

Clearly explain the male relationships found between the narrator and another male character from Jesus' Son. What is the effect of this male relationship on the narrator? What is the significance of this male relationship to the book as a whole?

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