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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. Which side of Mr. Nesbitt's body do the bullets enter?
2. On Tuesday, July 14, after Bobo's testimony, what does Steve think to himself about the reason so many of the men there are in jail?
3. What does O'Brien ask Steve to write down on Tuesday, July 14?
4. According to Lorelle Henry, how many men are in the lineup?
5. What does Steve say about the pictures of Mr. Nesbitt?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the medical examiner say Mr. Nesbitt died?
2. What does O'Brien say she is going to do on the weekend of the 11th?
3. Why is Ms. Moore not at work the day King came to see her?
4. Why did King visit Ms. Moore on the day of the crime?
5. On Sunday the 12th, how does Steve see his brother Jerry?
6. What does O'Brien say about Petrocelli's bringing the crime scene photos out again just before the long weekend recess?
7. What is Sunset's verdict and sentence?
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. Who is Eddie, and what is he accused of?
10. What do the prisoners eat for breakfast on Sunday, July 12?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
This book is courtroom drama. Pick one of the legal arguments made by either Petrocelli or O'Brien in their closing arguments. Write a detailed essay explaining the legal reasoning at work in their arguments and the evidence each lawyer has presented to prove her case. Be sure to use specific details from the case and the closing arguments in your answer.
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
One major theme of this novel is teenage violence. Explain the role violence between teenagers and violence perpetrated by teenagers plays in the plot and characterization of this novel, and describe the ways in which Walter Dean Myers explores this theme. Be sure to indicate what you think Myers is trying to communicate to the reader about teenage violence, using specific textual examples.
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