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 is the mood of Steve's parents when they come to visit him on Sunday, July 12th?

2. What happened to the object Bobo gave Moore the day he came to visit her?

3. Steve describes his fear of getting raped or beaten as what kind of object?

4. Why is Jerry not in the visitor's room?

5. What is Steve's verdict?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Some critics might read this novel as a coming of age story, in which Steve's maturation from young man or boy to mature man is one of the themes. In an analytical essay, describe the process of Steve's maturation and development, using specific examples from the book.

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