Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery 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. The coaches are being interviewed by the reporters from what news organization in the beginning of Chapter 4?

2. In Chapter 1, Stevie receives a letter that he is the winner of an essay contest from what organization?

3. In Chapter 7, Stevie and Susan Carol discuss who they can trust with the information they overheard and decide to go to Brill and whom?

4. Weiss explains that the lower seat tickets are selling for how much in Chapter 3?

5. What refers to a decisive moment that is of maximum intensity or is a major turning point in a plot?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Stevie learn about ticket scalping in Chapter 3? Where does Dick Weiss take Stevie?

2. Who contacted Chip when the blackmailing began, according to his story in Chapter 10? Why?

3. Where do Stevie and Susan Carol find the players' room numbers in Chapter 9? What do they do next?

4. Who do Stevie and Susan Carol meet at the award ceremony in Chapter 2?

5. What do Stevie and Susan Carol do in order to get in touch with Chip in Chapter 8?

6. What is foreshadowed when Stevie and his father check into the hotel in Chapter 1?

7. Where does Stevie meet Coach K in Chapter 4? What does Coach K ask Stevie to do?

8. What is ironic about the person Stevie and Susan Carol discover to be the blackmailer in Chapter 6?

9. What is Chip Graber's role in the plot of Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery?

10. What do Susan Carol and Stevie overhear in Chapter 5? What conflict do they face?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the NCAA, the Superdome, and ticket scalping in the novel. What is the legality of selling tickets at the arena? For how much are the tickets to the Final Four Games selling? Why does Stevie have a hard time getting his press pass? What are Stevie's impressions of the arena?

Essay Topic 2

Define, identify, and analyze exposition and rising action in a literary narrative and in this particular novel. How does the author transition the narrative from exposition to suspense? How traditional is this plot structure? What does the author reveal through exposition in the first chapters? How does this effectively set up the plot and characters?

Essay Topic 3

Describe, compare, and contrast the settings of Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New Orleans, and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi in the novel. Which characters live in each of these locations? How are the settings described by the author? How are they similar and dissimilar?

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