Night Shift 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 causes the narrator of Strawberry Spring to flashback?

2. What is Elizabeth's roommate concerned about?

3. Where does Johnny leave the pill bottle?

4. Which president is mentioned in The Man Who Loved Flowers?

5. The records that Burt finds shows that the deaths of the people occurred on exactly what day?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has ironically turned into a source of danger in One for the Road and how?

2. Briefly describe Elizabeth's character in I Know What You Need.

3. What does "strawberry spring" refer to?

4. What does Children of the Corn suggest cornfields are a symbol of?

5. What decision does Johnny struggle with in The Woman in the Room?

6. What is Harold horrified to learn about the man he hired to mow his lawn in The Lawnmower Man?

7. Why does Harold stop mowing his lawn and what causes him to hire someone to mow it again later in The Lawnmower Man?

8. How can The Woman in the Room still be considered a horror story though it is not the traditional kind?

9. What is the main purpose of The Man Who Loved Flowers?

10. What convinces Morrison to quit smoking?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The theme of family is found in a few of the works in Night Shift. Which stories portray family and in what light? What are the relationships between family members? Compare and contrast the stories, analyzing each in relation to family.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Gray Matter and Quitters, Inc. Gray matter is a statement of anti-alcoholism while Quitters, Inc. is anti-smoking, two very common habits many people have.

Essay Topic 3

Evil and demonic possession are another common element in horror tales. Many of the stories portray the idea of evil in some shape or form. Discuss what evil is and how something qualifies as being evil. Then compare and contrast the tales that carry the element of evil through either a character, event or location.

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