Monster Test | Final 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, according to Bobo, is a "chrome"?

2. What is Steve's reaction to mopping the floor?

3. Who is the first person to tell Steve and King that they have a verdict?

4. How does O'Brien act when Steve asks her what she is doing over the weekend of Saturday, July 11?

5. What happens during the church service on Sunday, July 12th?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has O'Brien asked Steve to do when his response is to write down Mr. Sawicki's name twice?

2. When Briggs questions Henry about identifying King, what does she admit about the photographs the police showed her?

3. Why is Ms. Moore not at work the day King came to see her?

4. How do readers know what Steve's verdict is, based on the screenplay?

5. Why was Lorelle Henry in the pharmacy?

6. On Sunday the 12th, how does Steve see his brother Jerry?

7. What does O'Brien say she is going to do on the weekend of the 11th?

8. What does Henry mean in the pretrial questioning when she says she is having trouble testifying that King was involved in the crime?

9. What do the prisoners eat for breakfast on Sunday, July 12?

10. What happens when Steve is made to mop the floor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This novel features a family where there are two parents, yet somehow Steve still managed to get into trouble. Analyze the roles Steve's parents play in his life, including before, during, and after prison. What characterizes his relationship with his parents? What responsibility do they have for him getting in trouble (if any) and what are the ways in which they tried to help him out of trouble?

Essay Topic 2

Steve and King are very different people on trial for the same crime. Write an essay comparing and contrasting these two characters. Be sure to include both examples and details of what they look like, who they are, how they behave, etc., as well as an analysis of the strategies Walter Dean Myers employed to achieve these two different characters.

Essay Topic 3

The narrative style of this novel is rather unique. Write an analytical essay that describes and analyzes the particular method Walter Dean Myers uses in Steve's journal entries to establish and communicate this point-of-view. In addition, what are the narrative benefits of such a point-of-view? How do these journal entries most effectively tell those parts of the story?

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