Over the Edge 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. Who is Milo's new boss mean to?

2. What does Mainwaring leave for Alex on the day of their meeting?

3. When Alex is removed from Jamey's trial, how does he feel?

4. Who was given custody of Jamey when his father died?

5. How does Jamey hurt himself while in jail?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is High Power and who is said to need it?

2. Describe the murder scene described by Souza in Chapter 5.

3. Describe the event that takes place in the middle of the night at the beginning of the story.

4. Explain the research study that Jamey was part of.

5. What does Alex learn about Schizophrenia during his research at the ULCA Biomedical Library?

6. Describe the first meeting Alex has with Jamey at the jail.

7. Describe Jamey and his past.

8. Who is Horace Souza and what happens during the first meeting he has with Alex in the story?

9. What does Jennifer believe is the cause of Jamey's current mental problems?

10. What emergency occurs in Chapter 17 that sends Alex rushing to the jail to see Jamey?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Alex meets Jennifer in Chapter 16 and a friendship ensues. Who is Jennifer? What do the two have in common that initiates a friendship between them? Support your answer with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Foreshadowing takes place currently throughout the story. When Jamey tries to commit suicide in jail he is said to have been talking during the incident. What does Jamey say? What explanation could there be as to what might happen later that could solve the mystery of what Jamey says during his suicide attempt?

Essay Topic 3

Heather Cadmus speaks for the first time in the novel in Chapter 15 when she talks about the relationship she has with Jamey and how Jamey first viewed her as the evil stepmother. Explain the stereotype of the evil stepmother and how it was portrayed in "Over the Edge".

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