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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 first thing out of Raymond's mouth after his own name?

2. Why does the doctor say Raymond would be the perfect assassin?

3. Where does Shaw's mother shove Senator Johnny Iselin, Raymond's hated stepfather, for a photo op?

4. In a flashback to the Korean War, what are Ed Mavole and Bobby Lembeck doing?

5. What enters the Iselin home once they are lawfully wed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What takes place at their rendezvous?

2. Of what does Raymond's column consist?

3. What do Raymond and Jocie do?

4. Why do others not like Iselin?

5. How does Raymond's life change when Marco moves in?

6. How does the chapter begin?

7. What does Raymond do to Jocie's father?

8. What happens to Marco one night?

9. What does Raymond say when Marco tells him about his dreams?

10. What does Marco have Rosie do?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Raymond is odd.

Part 1) How do you know this? How is he odd? What role does his personality play in his abilities as an assassin?

Part 2) How has his upbringing affected his personality?

Part 3) How does his personality change throughout the story? Why?

Essay Topic 2

A wide range of emotions are expressed in this story.

Part 1) Give four examples of emotions and when they are expressed.

Part 2) What is the purpose of this spectrum of emotions?

Part 3) How do these emotions reflect the feelings of those living at this time in history? How might it affect readers differently today? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Raymond has a strange relationship with his mother.

Part 1) Describe their relationship. How do the flashbacks assist you in understanding their relationship?

Part 2) Has their relationship always been strange? Why or why not?

Part 3) Based on their relationship, how might Raymond have felt about killing his mother, if he had come out of the trance instead of dying?

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