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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 Concorde make fun of Thud for?
2. What shocks Ray when the second half of the match starts?
3. How much does Ray's father offer to pay Ray for the item he wants to purchase from him?
4. Who else had looked up information on Ray's club?
5. What does Ray have to do to get ready for the second half?
Short Essay Questions
1. What threat do Concorde and the Slavic man make against Two Down?
2. How do Ray and Two Down win the first round against Concorde and Ray's father?
3. What does Ray learn about Madeline from her letter.
4. Whom does Two Down see approaching in a golf cart at the end of Chapter 20, and why is he pleased?
5. At the beginning of Chapter 24, what does Ray's father offer him? What does Ray do?
6. Describe what Ray learns from other Numerals and from Madeline with only one round left to play in the match.
7. What is Ray's additional bet with his father?
8. What plan does Thud come up with to help Two Down instead of kidnapping?
9. What is the one solution Ray proposes for Two Down's problem that Two Down takes seriously?
10. What does Ray do that he hopes will convince Two Down to drop the kidnapping plan?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses dialogue throughout the text to develop each character. What is revealed specifically through dialogue about the following characters: Ray, Two Down, Ray's father, and Dannie.
Essay Topic 2
Authors sometimes use a first person narrator to provide bias that wouldn't be possible through a third person omniscient narrator. Describe Ray's bias in relation to the past events he recalls throughout the book and how that bias might represent the author's attitude toward the topic and theme of the book.
Essay Topic 3
What statement does the author make by including such blatant racism in the novel? What is his motivation for making this social commentary? What effect do you think he hopes to have on his audience? Write about your reaction to the social commentary made by the author. Support your opinions by including details from the text and examples from your own observation or experience.
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