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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Joe Bob kidnap?
2. Why is Sonny embarrassed at Sam's funeral?
3. What does Sam say when Sonny asks for advice about Ruth?
4. Where do Sonny and Dwayne drive to for a few beers on Dwayne's last night in Thalia before being deployed?
5. How much money do Dwayne and Sonny discover they have between them?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The book suggests that the Thalia High School students' behaviors change depending on the class they are in. Why do the students' behaviors change?
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