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

2. What does O'Brien tell Steve about Bobo's testimony the day after Bobo testified?

3. How many guys go to the church service on Sunday, July 12th?

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

5. How is Moore related to Bobo?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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?

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