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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. The witness, Nipping, stipulates that Bobo uses predominately which hand?
2. To whom is Mr. Nesbitt's gun registered?
3. What card game does Steve play in his cell after church on Sunday, July 12th?
4. What is Bobo wearing when he comes into the courtroom to testify?
5. What have some people in Steve's neighborhood told his mother about Steve's lawyer?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Steve's parents act when they come to visit on Sunday the 12th?
2. What is Sunset's verdict and sentence?
3. Why was Lorelle Henry in the pharmacy?
4. What has O'Brien asked Steve to do when his response is to write down Mr. Sawicki's name twice?
5. On Sunday the 12th, how does Steve see his brother Jerry?
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 do the prisoners eat for breakfast on Sunday, July 12?
8. Why did King visit Ms. Moore on the day of the crime?
9. 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?
10. What does Steve realize about why there are so many fights in prison after church on Sunday, July 12?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Steve and King are very different people on trial for the same crime. Write an essay comparing and contrasting these two characters. Be sure to include both examples and details of what they look like, who they are, how they behave, etc., as well as an analysis of the strategies Walter Dean Myers employed to achieve these two different characters.
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