Montana Sky Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 rescuers find in the cave?

2. What does Ben tell Willa about sex?

3. What shakes up Willa while talking with Ben?

4. Why does Willa pace back at the ranch?

5. What does the man standing over Lily wish he could do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do Willa and Ham fight in Chapter 29, and what does Ham ask from Willa?

2. What do Willa and Ben do in Chapter 21 and how does Willa feel about it? What does Ben tell her?

3. What does Nate tell Tess in Chapter 26 and how does she respond? What does he say to her response?

4. What does the killer do to Ham and what does he tell Willa?

5. What does Willa tell Jim after he tells her his story?

6. What does Nate tell Ben the morning after the dinner party and how does Ben respond?

7. What does Willa say to Tess about the sisters being at the ranch in Chapter 22, and how does Tess respond?

8. Why does Jesse grab Lily and how does he get away?

9. Where do Adam and Willa find Jesse's jeep, what does Willa tell him, and what does Lily do about being abducted?

10. What happens on the Fourth of July, and what do Willa and Ben do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an important part of what makes Montana Sky interesting. Discuss the following "good" characters:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Willa. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Ben. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Adam. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

Essay Topic 2

Montana Sky is considered a romance/mystery, a sub-genre of fiction. Discuss the following:

1. Define genre and then specifically romance/mystery.

2. What do you think is the difference between a romance novel and a romance/mystery?

3. Many in the world of academe do not see mystery as a serious genre, that its primary purpose is entertainment and not "worthy" of being studied by serious students of literature. Respond to that idea.

Essay Topic 3

The main antagonist in Montana Sky is Jim Brewster, a man who has discovered he likes to kill animals and later people. The secondary protagonist is Jesse Cooke, a man who abused his wife.

1. With research, discuss whether someone like Jim Brewster should be considered innocent by reason of insanity. Use examples from Montana Sky to support your answer.

2. With research, discuss the difference in crimes committed by males versus females.

3. In your opinion, discuss why you think most violent crimes are committed by men and what is the difference between men and women that causes this phenomena.

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