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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. Why does Jack cause a car accident shortly after writing a fake check on Thursday?
2. Why does Thomas call Kemel after he meets with Alicia and Jack?
3. What does Ronald Clayton's will suggest that his house holds a key to?
4. According to Ronald Clayton's will, who inherits the house if anything happens to Alicia?
5. Who is Alicia sitting with in the van, after her abduction on Thursday?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Jack's house hunt.
2. Describe Yoshio's strengths.
3. How does Jack help Alicia cope with her past abuse?
4. Why does Jack maintain the country house?
5. How does Alicia react upon revisiting the Clayton House for the first time in years?
6. Why does Alicia destroy her father's discovery?
7. Why does Kemel just want the Clayton House situation to be resolved?
8. How do Jack and Yoshio feel about each other?
9. Why does Jack regret pulling Alicia from the van that abducts her?
10. Explain if Alicia appears ready to move on with her life by the end of the novel.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the best use of symbolism in the novel? Explain why you decided what you did, and compare/contrast it against other examples of symbolism in the novel.
Essay Topic 2
Jack's understanding of right and wrong don't necessarily mesh with that of the American legal system. For each of the following characters, explain what Jack would see as fitting justice, had they lived: Ronald Clayton, Thomas Clayton, and Sam Baker.On what basis does Jack make his decisions regarding justice and right and wrong? Use specific examples from the story to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Cultural, religious, and legal dictates alter society's perception of what is right, wrong and morally acceptable. Select two characters from the novel whose actions are affected by these outside beliefs (as opposed to an inner sense of morality), and explain how this effects character development and the plot of the story.
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