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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Abilene make his mufflers roar?
2. Where do Sonny and Dwayne go when Dwayne comes back to visit for the first time since leaving?
3. Why do Dwayne and Sonny urinate every fifty miles?
4. What does Sam die of?
5. Jacy starts dating who at the beginning of the summer?
Essay Topic 1
In the first chapter the fact that lives overlap in a small town is evident. Write an essay explaining how the people of Thalia's lives are connected.
Essay Topic 2
Sam reveals in Chapter 7 that the Farrows will be going broke soon. Write an essay about the effect money has on a family. The Farrows went from being broke to being rich to soon being poor again. They gave up a lot of their poor friends when becoming poor like Genevieve and her husband, so what will become of those relationships when the Farrows become broke again?
Essay Topic 3
Lois ends up having a long and serious talk with Jacy about not wanting Jacy to marry Dwayne. Why do you think Lois does this? Why do you think the author changes her character enough to allow her this moment with her daughter?
This section contains 912 words
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