Monster Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the prisoners have for breakfast on Sunday, July 12th?

2. What object did Bobo bring to Moore?

3. Which lawyer requests a sidebar when Bobo enters the courtroom to testify?

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. In his journal after the jury has begun deliberating, what kind of instruments does Steve say he is going to put in the background of the movie?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Using specific textual examples, describe and contextualize the way Walter Dean Myers uses the word "monster" in this book. Be sure to consider how the author means it literally as well as metaphorically or symbolically, and be sure to discuss to which character(s) this word applies.

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