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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. During Lorelle Henry's testimony, where does she say she was bringing her granddaughter?
2. Steve describes his fear of getting raped or beaten as what kind of object?
3. When Steve's parents come to visit on Sunday, July 12th, what do they bring news of?
4. What is the bad trick O'Brien says Petrocelli is using during the note of Friday, July 10th?
5. To whom is Mr. Nesbitt's gun registered?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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?
2. What is Sunset's verdict and sentence?
3. What does Steve realize about why there are so many fights in prison after church on Sunday, July 12?
4. What does O'Brien say she is going to do on the weekend of the 11th?
5. 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.
6. On Sunday the 12th, how does Steve see his brother Jerry?
7. Why is Ms. Moore not at work the day King came to see her?
8. What has O'Brien asked Steve to do when his response is to write down Mr. Sawicki's name twice?
9. Who owns thel gun used in the crime, and is it a legal gun?
10. How is the visual image of the courtroom just before Steve's verdict is read represented?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the most significant players in Steve's life is Kathy O'Brien. Write a character analysis of Kathy O'Brien, explaining who she is, how she behaves, and what her role in this novel is. Be sure to offer specific textual passages showing how this character is developed throughout the novel. You may want to include whether or not Kathy O'Brien's character undergoes any changes, and if so, detail them.
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
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?
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