Life Expectancy 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. What is the main street?

2. How big was Jimmy at birth?

3. Which nurse survives the shooting with Jimmy in her arms?

4. What does Jimmy say to Lorrie after they are cuffed together?

5. What do the clowns blow up?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Punchinello tell Jimmy and Lorrie about the day of his birth?

2. How does Lorrie's demeanor help the situation that she and Jimmy find themselves in?

3. How does Jimmy's family cope with the first of Grandfather Josef's five predicted terrible days?

4. How many people are killed by Punchinello in the commission of his crime and how are they killed?

5. What does Jimmy tell Punch in an effort to ensure that no harm will come to Lorrie?

6. How do most residents in Snow Village make their living?

7. What is Jimmy's surprising initial response to the killer's shooting of Lionel Davis?

8. How does Konrad take the death of his wife and why?

9. What does Lorrie's mother do for a living, and what are her main sources of income from it?

10. In what way does the killer reveal vulnerability?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What events does Punchinello Beezo describe to Lorrie and Jimmy? How do these events differ from the events as Jimmy knows them? Why do the back issues of the Snow Village newspaper upset Beezo? What does he do when he reads about the incident that involved his father at the time of his birth? Who does he ultimately hold responsible?

Essay Topic 2

What do Jimmy and Lorrie ask of Punchinello? How does he respond to this request? Why does Jimmy go back in to see him after they had already left? What changes Punch's mind? What one request does he have in return for the precious gift they require of him? Why does Jimmy so readily agree? Does Jimmy ever intend to fulfill his part of this agreement? Why not?

Essay Topic 3

Why does Lorrie write the last few chapters of Jimmy's memoir's? What conclusions does the reader draw from the fact that Jimmy does not finish the story of his five terrible days? Where does Lorrie's version of events begin? How does she start her narration and in what ways is it similar to the narration as it was originally written by Jimmy?

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