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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. Inside a package from Alex's father is a ________, some cash, and a warning not to use her credit cards if she runs into trouble.
2. The person who gained access to the cell line used whose access codes?
3. Mr. Bond gives the client what?
4. What is Billy's last name?
5. The conservation chief in Tortuguero goes to the beach to see a __________ that is displaying some unusual markings.
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain Dr. Bennett's predicament in this section and how you feel about it.
2. Explain the interactions between Stan Milgram and Gerard in this section and Stan's unusual reaction to Gerard.
3. Dave fits in well with the Kendall family, but it does not take long before he realizes that he is different from everyone else. Lynn tries to make him feel better, but has difficulty knowing how to treat him. How might you deal with the situation in Lynn's place?
4. How do Vasco and DOlly figure out where Alex has gone?
5. How is Brad Gordon's situation worsened, yet again, in this section of the book?
6. Billy Cleever, the sixth grader Dave bit earlier in the day, is on his way home from school with his friends when they see Dave and Jamie up ahead. Billy's friends goad him into getting Dave back for the earlier incident. Billy jumps Jamie in the park, knocking him down. What are your opinions of that incident?
7. How and why do Henry and Lynn's attitudes about having Dave in their home seem to reverse in this section?
8. Explain how Bob Koch gets Alex's case straightened out.
9. Do you agree or disagree with Ellis Levine wanting to sue Josh for his mother's Alzheimer's symptoms?
10. Explain the incident with the turtle and what it implies.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the book, Brad is used as a sort of means to an end. His uncle, Jack, is a major investor in BioGen, and, as a result, Brad is the security guard. Soon after Rick's car is stolen from the lot, though. Brad becomes the target of a setup. Answer the following questions about Brad:
1. What is the relationship between Brad and his uncle like? Does it change throughout the book? If so, in what way.
2. Using examples from the story, explain whether or not you feel that Brad was a mere puppet in the story or that he made conscious decisions that led him to each problem he encountered.
3. Do you feel that the story would have been jsut as good if Brad didn't exist in it? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Many of the characters evolve throughout the story. Choose any one of the following characters and discuss the major events and changes they went through, as the story progressed.
Essay Topic 3
The topic of animal testing is a sensitive one.
Part 1: Do you condone animal testing? Why or why not?
Part 2: Does your opinion of animal testing depend on which animals are being tested? For example, do you consider testing on mice acceptible, but testing on dogs or cats deplorable? What are your reasons for those opinions?
Part 3: Over all, do you think animal testing is helpful or harmful, both in the book and in real life? Use examples from the book and from real life to back up your responses.
This section contains 1,365 words
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