The Neon Rain 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. From what era are the homes in the Garden District described in Chapter Eight?

2. Of what organization does Didi Gee want to be a member?

3. Who does Dave know that lives near St. Mary's Dominican College?

4. What is Cletus doing when Dave stops by his house for a visit?

5. Dave listens to what over and over while doing sit ups and working out with weights?

Short Essay Questions

1. As Dave sits in jail without enough money for bail, he thinks it is perhaps the lowest morning of his life with the exception of what incident?

2. In Chapter Eleven, Dave tells Annie that he has to hurt her. How does he hurt her?

3. In Chapter Twelve, Dave says that he is caught in the lens. What does he mean by this?

4. When Dave first begins tailing Cletus, he notices that Cletus is hung over and apparently has a real problem with alcohol. What does Dave predict for Cletus's day?

5. What happens when the Biloxi cops go to Murphy's house to search for his dead body?

6. What does Dave do with the the glass from which the Nicaraguan is drinking, and why?

7. In Chapter Nine, Dave finally confronts Cletus about turning into a bad cop. How does Cletus respond?

8. Dave confronts Cletus one last time in Chapter Eleven. What does he tell Cletus he can do?

9. In Chapter Ten, Dave contemplates how he is not making much of a difference in the world. His brother Jimmie understands that and puts his energy into what pursuits?

10. Why does Didi Gee want Jimmie dead?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

After Dave is thrown into the drunk tank, he is offered alcohol twice: once by a fellow prisoner and once by Annie. Dave turns them both down. Discuss the significance of his actions.

Essay Topic 2

Due to the nature of the first person viewpoint, the reader knows what Dave thinks of his brother, Jimmie. What do you believe Jimmie thinks of and feels for his brother? Explain your answers.

Essay Topic 3

"The Neon Rain" begins when Dave Robicheaux visits Angola penitentiary. The person he visits is hours away from execution, and there are groups both for and against his execution at the gate. Discuss what feelings or opinions Dave has about the death penalty in general and the man who is being executed.

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