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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. During Lorelle Henry's testimony, where does she say she was bringing her granddaughter?
2. What is the mood of Steve's parents when they come to visit him on Sunday, July 12th?
3. What does O'Brien say she has to find a way to do in the eyes of the jury, now that Bobo has testified?
4. To whom is Mr. Nesbitt's gun registered?
5. Which side of Mr. Nesbitt's body do the bullets enter?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was Lorelle Henry in the pharmacy?
2. What does O'Brien say about Petrocelli's bringing the crime scene photos out again just before the long weekend recess?
3. What has O'Brien asked Steve to do when his response is to write down Mr. Sawicki's name twice?
4. Why did King visit Ms. Moore on the day of the crime?
5. What does Henry mean in the pretrial questioning when she says she is having trouble testifying that King was involved in the crime?
6. What does Steve realize about why there are so many fights in prison after church on Sunday, July 12?
7. How do Steve's parents act when they come to visit on Sunday the 12th?
8. Who owns thel gun used in the crime, and is it a legal gun?
9. Who is Eddie, and what is he accused of?
10. What happens when Steve is made to mop the floor?
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
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
One of the most significant players in Steve's life is Kathy O'Brien. Write a character analysis of Kathy O'Brien, explaining who she is, how she behaves, and what her role in this novel is. Be sure to offer specific textual passages showing how this character is developed throughout the novel. You may want to include whether or not Kathy O'Brien's character undergoes any changes, and if so, detail them.
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