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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. Who does Steve attempt to hug when he hears his verdict?
2. What object did Bobo bring to Moore?
3. When Steve's parents come to visit on Sunday, July 12th, what do they bring news of?
4. What does O'Brien say she has to find a way to do in the eyes of the jury, now that Bobo has testified?
5. What, according to Bobo, is a "heavy and a half"?
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. Why is Ms. Moore not at work the day King came to see her?
3. How do Steve's parents act when they come to visit on Sunday the 12th?
4. What does O'Brien say about Petrocelli's bringing the crime scene photos out again just before the long weekend recess?
5. Who owns thel gun used in the crime, and is it a legal gun?
6. 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?
7. What is the visitors' room like?
8. Who is Eddie, and what is he accused of?
9. What does Henry mean in the pretrial questioning when she says she is having trouble testifying that King was involved in the crime?
10. What is Briggs' objection to what Bobo is wearing when he testifies?
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
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 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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