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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. What do the prisoners have for breakfast on Sunday, July 12th?
2. According to Lorelle Henry, how many men are in the lineup?
3. What is the name of the prisoner who joins Steve and the others on July 11?
4. When Steve asks O'Brien how many times she has been in court, what does she respond?
5. What does O'Brien ask Steve to write down on Tuesday, July 14?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Sunset's verdict and sentence?
2. What do the prisoners eat for breakfast on Sunday, July 12?
3. On Sunday the 12th, how does Steve see his brother Jerry?
4. What is the visitors' room like?
5. Why was Lorelle Henry in the pharmacy?
6. Who is Eddie, and what is he accused of?
7. How does the medical examiner say Mr. Nesbitt died?
8. Why did King visit Ms. Moore on the day of the crime?
9. Who owns thel gun used in the crime, and is it a legal gun?
10. Why is Ms. Moore not at work the day King came to see her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Walter Dean Myers uses film and a screenplay format not only as a narrative mode, but also as a metaphor and symbol in Steve's life. In an analytical essay explaining how film works literally as well as symbolically in this novel, describe the ways in which "film" plays an important role in Steve's life. What are some of the things that characterize the role film plays?
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