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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is fired for being a homosexual?
2. How much money do Genevieve and Sam each give Sonny and Dwayne?
3. Dwayne returns to Thalia after having gone where at the end of the summer?
4. Who slaps Lois?
5. How old is Joe Bob?
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about how the character of Ruth makes you feel. Are you sad for her? Does her character frustrate you? What is your response to this character?
Essay Topic 2
The first time Sonny drives Ruth to the doctor there is an uncomfortable silence in the car for the ride there. What do you think Sonny is thinking? What do you think Ruth is thinking? Why do you think neither one of them spoke?
Essay Topic 3
In the opening chapter of the book, Sam loses fifty dollars to Abilene on a bet that the Thalia football team will win. Why do you think Sam does this when the Thalia football team almost always loses? Why do you think he would risk losing fifty dollars instead of betting less?
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