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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. Stevie and Susan Carol explain to Chip how who helped save them in Chapter 19?
2. In literature, what refers to the inherent incompatibility between the objectives of two or more characters or forces?
3. In Chapter 14, the dean catches Chip in a lie when he introduces Stevie as what?
4. After listening to the story from the kids, the dean says he cannot find what in Chapter 14?
5. The FCA was founded in what year?
Short Essay Questions
1. What leads Susan Carol to believe Professor Whiting is speaking with Steve Jurgenson in Chapter 15?
2. What do Brill and Weiss suggest Stevie and Susan Carol do in Chapter 19?
3. Who ends up following Stevie, Chip, and Susan Carol in Chapter 14? How do they discover this?
4. Who does Steve Jurgenson ask Stevie and Susan Carol to give statements to in Chapter 18? Why?
5. What does the dean tell Susan Carol when she calls him in Chapter 12? Who does she encounter in the game?
6. What is the dean's response to Chip's story in Chapter 14?
7. What moral of the story is revealed in Coach Graber's discussion with his son in Chapter 19?
8. Where does Chip agree to meet Steve Jurgenson in Chapter 16? Who does Susan Carol inform about their whereabouts?
9. What famous sports journalist do Stevie and Susan Carol meet in Chapter 12?
10. What does Susan Carol discover when she calls the dean's office in Chapter 11? Where is the dean located?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe and analyze the character of Dick Weiss and the assignment given to Stevie and Susan Carol during their stay in New Orleans. What are the kids to write about and how often? How exclusive is the opportunity the kids are given? How do they feel about their assignments?
Essay Topic 2
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?
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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