The Last Picture Show Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 sport do Sonny and Dwayne feel obligated to come out for?

2. What does Dwayne feel that he needs to do in order to keep Jacy?

3. What does Sonny drive?

4. How does Sonny feel about being done with Charlene?

5. Why does Genevieve make Sonny wait for Sam during his first time back to the cafe after being banned?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do you think Sonny feels depressed that he isn't in the army?

2. Do you think that Abilene gets an ego boost by coming to Thalia? Please cite examples from the book.

3. Why do you think Billy helps Sonny with his loneliness?

4. Explain the exchange between Ruth and Dwayne at the annual square dance.

5. Why does Genevieve say that she and her husband quit being friends with the Farrows?

6. Why does Jacy feel it necessary to attend the naked swim party?

7. Why do you think Sonny isn't mad at Dwayne for getting him beaten up?

8. Why does Jacy ask Sonny to marry her?

9. Why does Jacy decide to make an ally of Sonny?

10. What do Dwayne and Sonny end up doing in Mexico?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

For some reason Sonny's life seems to be overlapping with not only the teenagers of the story but also the adults. This is not even true of his close friend, Dwayne. Write an essay explaining why and how Sonny seems to cross into both generations with his life.

Essay Topic 2

Jacy is manipulative throughout this book. Discuss the different ways this trait helped her and hurt her throughout the book.

Essay Topic 3

When Dwayne and Sonny go to the cafe in Chapter 1 they only have eighty cents between the two of them. Why do you think they have such little money? They are only supporting themselves and not a family. Discuss their jobs if they have one. Do you think this puts a strain on their relationship?

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