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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 left in the cash register, according to Detective Williams?
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. What does O'Brien tell Steve about Bobo's testimony the day after Bobo testified?
4. What time do visiting hours start on Sundays?
5. What does Steve's mother do when the verdict is read?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does O'Brien say she is going to do on the weekend of the 11th?
2. What has O'Brien asked Steve to do when his response is to write down Mr. Sawicki's name twice?
3. How does the medical examiner say Mr. Nesbitt died?
4. How do Steve's parents act when they come to visit on Sunday the 12th?
5. What happens when Steve is made to mop the floor?
6. On Sunday the 12th, how does Steve see his brother Jerry?
7. How do readers know what Steve's verdict is, based on the screenplay?
8. What does Steve realize about why there are so many fights in prison after church on Sunday, July 12?
9. 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?
10. Why did King visit Ms. Moore on the day of the crime?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Much of the complexity of this novel rests on the difference between moral innocence and legal innocence. In an analytical essay, define each of these terms and describe the difference between them. Be sure to consider whether or not Steve is morally innocent of his crimes, despite the fact that his legal innocence was established.
Essay Topic 2
Life in prison is a big adjustment for Steve, and has a major impact on the way he feels about himself. Describe the details of prison life that most affect Steve, including specific examples from the text. You should include information and analysis on how prison changes Steve and/or does not change him.
Essay Topic 3
The time line and time frame of this novel are not chronological, but are told rather in flashbacks. Pick at least three specific examples of flashbacks in this book. With each example, describe and contextualize what came before it and what came after it. In addition, write analytical descriptions of the flashbacks. Be sure to include in your analysis why Myers chose to convey this specific information in flashback structure rather than in chronological order. What does the specific structure of each flashback add to the memory that Myers could not achieve with chronological order?
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