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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. Susan Carol and Stevie head to what arena in Chapter 11?
2. Stevie, Susan Carol, and Chip devise a plan to try to get a hold of whom in Chapter 11?
3. Who do Susan Carol and Stevie tell they have an interview with the FCA in Chapter 13?
4. Where was John Feinstein born and raised?
5. In Chapter 17, the kidnappers say they will hold the kids hostage until when?
Short Essay Questions
1. How has Stevie's relationship with Susan Carol evolved in Chapter 13?
2. What is the dean's response to Chip's story in Chapter 14?
3. Why does Jerry Ventura believe the kids were in his room in Chapter 13?
4. What moral of the story is revealed in Coach Graber's discussion with his son in Chapter 19?
5. Who do Stevie, Chip, and Susan Carol find in the hotel room when they enter in Chapter 17? What do they learn?
6. What led Steve Jurgenson to follow Chip, Stevie and Susan Carol, according to his story in Chapter 18?
7. Who ends up following Stevie, Chip, and Susan Carol in Chapter 14? How do they discover this?
8. Who does Steve Jurgenson ask Stevie and Susan Carol to give statements to in Chapter 18? Why?
9. What happens when Stevie, Susan Carol ,and Chip return to the Superdome in Chapter 15?
10. How are Stevie and Susan Carol rescued in Chapter 17?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the FCA and analyze and discuss the ethics of Susan Carol and Stevie's actions in the narrative. Given Susan Carol's religious nature, is her dishonesty seen in a different light than Stevie's? Why or why not? How do the kids feel about lying to their fathers?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the press conferences in the novel and analyze the character of Coach K in the narrative. What is Susan Carol's relationship with Coach K? How does the author describe the press interviews? What sports celebrities are mentioned in the narrative and why?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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