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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who says that 'restaurants, liquor stores, and drugstores are the only things left in the neighborhood'?
(a) Peaches.
(b) Polly.
(c) Johnny.
(d) King.

2. What does B&E mean, in the context of this book's courtroom scenes?
(a) Bully and Eduction.
(b) Bilking and Egressing.
(c) Breaking and Entering.
(d) Batimore and East.

3. What do the guards do after the prisoner starts a fight when the preacher visits?
(a) Turn off the television.
(b) Beat several prisoners.
(c) Put Lynch in solitary confinement.
(d) Put Steve in solitary confinement.

4. In his journal from Wednesday, July 8, where does Steve say that he does not feel involved with his own case?
(a) On the bus.
(b) In court.
(c) In jail.
(d) At home.

5. Why does Briggs think it is strange that Evans would have told Wendell Bolton about the stolen goods?
(a) Because Bolton was not in on the robbery.
(b) Because they are long-time friends.
(c) Because they did not know each other.
(d) Because Bolton cannot be trusted.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the exterior shot in the screenplay following the note of Tuesday, July 7, who is the heavy woman accompanying the young men?

2. The prologue of Monster is written in what style?

3. When we first see Steve in the screenplay description in the first chapter, what is lying on his cot next to him?

4. In Steve's notes for Tuesday, July 7th, he notes that one prisoner has a knife. What is this knife actually made of?

5. According to Steve's journal from Wednesday, July 8, what does Kathy O'Brien said her job is in the eyes of the jury?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mr. Nesbitt look like in the pictures the prosecution passes around to the jury?

2. What does Steve think his father's crying means?

3. Why does the first shot of the movie (Monday, July 6) feature Steve lying with the blanket over his head?

4. What does Steve say happens if anyone knows you are crying in prison?

5. When does Steve say he feels most involved with his case?

6. When Steve decides to write a movie, what does he say it will be a story of?

7. What is Steve doing when the police come to arrest him and take him away from home?

8. What happens when a preacher comes to visit the prisoners?

9. Why is Steve's stomach upset on Wednesday, July 8?

10. Why do the charges against Wendell Bolden get dropped?

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