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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 time do visiting hours start on Sundays?
2. What is the name of the prisoner who gave Detective Williams' partner a call with a tip about Bobo?
3. What is the woman holding in the image reproduced in the Sunday, July 12th section of this book?
4. How does the screenplay describe the last image of Steve just after his verdict is read?
5. On Tuesday, July 14, after Bobo's testimony, Steve says he can understand what about the prison guards?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Briggs' objection to what Bobo is wearing when he testifies?
2. Why did King visit Ms. Moore on the day of the crime?
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. How do readers know what Steve's verdict is, based on the screenplay?
6. What does O'Brien say she is going to do on the weekend of the 11th?
7. What has O'Brien asked Steve to do when his response is to write down Mr. Sawicki's name twice?
8. How do Steve's parents act when they come to visit on Sunday the 12th?
9. Who owns thel gun used in the crime, and is it a legal gun?
10. What is the visitors' room like?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The fact that Steve is African American plays an important role in the way his court case seems to go, as well as in the way he feels about himself. Describe and analyze the role that race plays in this narrative. You may want to include examples from other characters, white and black, to make your case.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
In a persuasive and analytical essay, describe the format of this novel. First, describe the various format(s) Myers uses in this novel. Second, decide whether or not you think one kind of format used in this novel is more effective than the other in communicating the major fictional elements: setting, characterization, imagery, symbolism, plot, action, etc. Be sure to write an essay with a strong argument about the effectiveness of the various format(s) you have described in the first part of the question.
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