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 do the people nickname the killer in Strawberry Spring?

2. What does Norris do to Cressner?

3. On the first night of the strawberry spring in the narrator's past, what is discovered?

4. What is discovered about the young man in the end of The Man Who Loved Flowers?

5. What has happened to the wife and daughter in One For the Road?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Quitters, Inc. what sight causes Morrison to want to go to the police and not accept the program he signed up for?

3. What can we tell about Booth and Tookey's characters when they decide to help the man in One for the Road?

4. What is the symbol of the ladder in The Last Rung on the Ladder?

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

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

7. What is the basic premise of I Know What You Need?

8. How does marital discord influence the story in Children of the Corn?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Supernatural elements are sometimes common in horror tales. Which stories in Night Shift have supernatural elements and how do they contribute to the plot? Compare and contrast the stories, analyzing each one in relation to supernatural elements.

Essay Topic 2

Several characters in different tales are shown to have a strong sense of morality shown in different ways. Compare and contrast characters who exemplify their morality, using references to support your claims.

Essay Topic 3

Many of the stories in Night Shift have a film adaptation. Analyze what elements of the stories lend themselves to be translated to film. Are the messages as clear? Does film make the story clearer, or change it altogether? How and why?

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