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. When Steve's mother comes to visit, how far does he say they are away from each other on either side of the visiting tables?

2. What, according to Bobo, is a "heavy and a half"?

3. What is the name of the prisoner who gave Detective Williams' partner a call with a tip about Bobo?

4. After the jury begins to deliberate on July 17, what does Steve say he is already planning?

5. In which prison or jail is Bobo serving time?

Short Essay Questions

1. Once each lawyer has rested her case, Steve writes in his journal on Friday, July 17 that it's understandable why other prisoners are obsessed with appeals. What does he realize about their obsession?

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

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

4. What is the visitors' room like?

5. Why did King visit Ms. Moore on the day of the crime?

6. Describe the type of music Steve writes in his journal on July 17th that he is going to put on the soundtrack of his film.

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

8. 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?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This story relies not only on journal entries, but also on scenes from a screenplay to establish plot, setting, characterization, action, and other fictional elements. Write an analytical essay explaining how Walter Dean Myers establishes Steve's point-of-view in these screenplay scenes. In addition, be sure to include detailed analyses of how this specific point-of-view effectively communicates fictional elements including, but not limited to plot, setting, or characterization.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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