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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. Why does Moore say she was not working the day Bobo came to see her?
2. How does Steve describe the look on his mother's face during the judge's instructions to the jury Friday Afternoon, July 17?
3. Who does Steve attempt to hug when he hears his verdict?
4. Why is Jerry not in the visitor's room?
5. What is the bad trick O'Brien says Petrocelli is using during the note of Friday, July 10th?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Sunset's verdict and sentence?
2. When O'Brien comes to see Steve on July 14 after Bobo's testimony, what does she say she has to now do in court to save Steve?
3. What do the prisoners eat for breakfast on Sunday, July 12?
4. Why was Lorelle Henry in the pharmacy?
5. What has O'Brien asked Steve to do when his response is to write down Mr. Sawicki's name twice?
6. How do readers know what Steve's verdict is, based on the screenplay?
7. What does Henry mean in the pretrial questioning when she says she is having trouble testifying that King was involved in the crime?
8. Why did King visit Ms. Moore on the day of the crime?
9. What is the visitors' room like?
10. How does the medical examiner say Mr. Nesbitt died?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
While novels are written media, screenplays are the written version of a visual media, film. This book also contains several typographical elements as well as photographs and drawings to communicate visual information. Taking into account all of these formats, describe the fictional strategies Myers has employed to construct imagery and images in this book. How does he blend visual media with written media effectively?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
One interpretation of Steve's actions may lay the blame for his involvement with Mr. Nesbitt's murder on peer pressure and his desire to belong. Write an analytical essay defining peer pressure and Steve's desire to fit in, explaining the circumstances under which he allowed himself to be influenced, and the (bad) choices he made. You may, if you like, include whether or not you think that Steve's friends are more responsible for his actions that he himself is.
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