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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 does Jimmy do to Konrad to subdue him?
2. What fear do Annie and Lucy share?
3. When is Lucy Jean born?
4. What does Konrad want from Lorrie?
5. What happened to the real Jimmy Tock?
Short Essay Questions
1. What window into Punch's reality does he open for Jimmy to see?
2. How are the Tock family prepared for the fifth terrible day?
3. What positive impact has prison had on Punchinello?
4. What three things does Punchinello want to get in return for any cooperation?
5. How does Beezo manage to so completely fool Lorrie and Jimmy?
6. After Jimmy's family arrives, and police deputies are standing guard, what phone call does Jimmy get?
7. What gives Jimmy's position away when he is waiting for the gunman to pass, and why is that fortuitous?
8. What fills Jimmy with a sense of foreboding?
9. How does Jimmy finally overcome Beezo?
10. What is so significant about the gunman's identity?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
How many murders does Punchinello commit before the police take him into custody? What is the reason that he kills his first victim? Why does he kill the next victims? What reason does he have for committing the next murder? What kind of gift does he call it, and who is the gift for? Why is the gift obtained under somewhat dishonest circumstances?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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