One for the Money Test | Mid-Book 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. While at her parents' house for dinner at the end of Chapter 7, who does Stephanie learn has called her family trying to locate her?

2. What is Ranger's ethnic background?

3. Which of the following statements is NOT true about how Stephanie responds to Joe Morelli's opinion of her ability to capture him?

4. How does Mrs. Morelli treat Stephanie when Stephanie visits her?

5. Where does Stephanie inadvertently leave the item she removes from Morelli's Jeep?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Stephanie's family.

2. What is Stephanie's history with Joe Morelli?

3. What feelings does Stephanie have once she learns that Joe Morelli is the fugitive she has to pursue?

4. When Ranger joins Stephanie in Chapter 5 to search Morelli's apartment, how does he fit or not fit the image Stephanie has of him as a bounty hunter?

5. Describe Stephanie Plum.

6. Why do you think Ranger agrees to help Stephanie?

7. What does Joe Morelli's rescue of Stephanie at the Stark Street Gym in Chapter 3 indicate?

8. Is Stephanie in real danger from Benito Ramirez, or is the danger primarily in her imagination?

9. What does Stephanie learn about Kulesza when she questions potential witnesses at Carmen Sanchez's apartment building in Chapter 4?

10. What factors make Stephanie ill-suited for bounty hunting?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Foreshadowing occurs numerous times in One for the Money. Cite 3 examples of foreshadowing in the novel and explain how this technique is used to indicate events to come.

Essay Topic 2

Cars and Stephanie's lack of one, or trouble with one, is a continuing motif throughout One for the Money.

Part 1) Discuss the meaning of the Miata, the Nova, and the Jeep Cherokee as well as the significance of Stephanie's lack of a car when she is apprehending William Earling.

Part 2) Indicate whether you believe the vehicles and the incident of Stephanie lacking a vehicle each symbolizes the same thing or if they each symbolize something different.

Part 3)Discuss what function these symbols serve in the story.

Essay Topic 3

One for the Money blends elements of mystery, comedy, and romance. It also borrows some elements from Gothic novels. Discuss the mixture of genres in the book and cite examples from the text to show the influence of each genre on the elements of the story. Explain how the story might change if you removed the comedy and the romance subplot.

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