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 is the mood of Steve's parents when they come to visit him on Sunday, July 12th?

2. How is Moore related to Bobo?

3. What is the profession of the first witness Petrocelli calls on Monday, July 13th?

4. When Bobo comes into the courtroom to testify and the lawyers are discussing him with the judge, what does the judge say he looks like?

5. The witness, Nipping, stipulates that Bobo uses predominately which hand?

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. What does O'Brien say about Petrocelli's bringing the crime scene photos out again just before the long weekend recess?

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

4. Who is Eddie, and what is he accused of?

5. What is Sunset's verdict and sentence?

6. Who owns thel gun used in the crime, and is it a legal gun?

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

8. What is the visitors' room like?

9. How is the visual image of the courtroom just before Steve's verdict is read represented?

10. How does the medical examiner say Mr. Nesbitt died?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using specific textual examples, describe and contextualize the way Walter Dean Myers uses the word "monster" in this book. Be sure to consider how the author means it literally as well as metaphorically or symbolically, and be sure to discuss to which character(s) this word applies.

Essay Topic 2

A major theme of this book is identity, particularly how Steve's identity is constructed or maintained. Write an analytical essay considering the ways in which Walter Dean Myers makes identity a theme. What are the symbolic or linguistic strategies Myers has employed to communicate and investigate Steve's identity? Be sure to offer a descriptive analysis of Steve's identity and identity crisis, using specific examples.

Essay Topic 3

Walter Dean Myers uses film and a screenplay format not only as a narrative mode, but also as a metaphor and symbol in Steve's life. In an analytical essay explaining how film works literally as well as symbolically in this novel, describe the ways in which "film" plays an important role in Steve's life. What are some of the things that characterize the role film plays?

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