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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 does Mrs. Vann say she was attacked by?
2. Who does Alex meet at Robin's studio?
3. Where is the object that Milo and Alex find been hidden?
4. How does Alex get Mrs. Vann's address?
5. In Chapter 21, who does Alex learn has just been killed?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Alex goes to find Mrs. Vann in Chapter 20?
2. In Chapter 20, Alex and Robin have a meaningful conversation. What is the conversation about?
3. Why does Alex drive to UCLA in Chapter 24?
4. Where does Alex meet with Gary for the first time and what does Gary tell him?
5. After Alex reads Jack's diary and learns about the potential problems involving Bitter Canyon, what happens when Alex calls Lou and the Bitter Canyon bonds?
6. What do Milo and Alex suspect is Dwight and Heather's involvement in Jamey's current mental state?
7. Who poisoned Jamey in the story and what will happen to this person due to their actions?
8. Describe the meeting between Alex, Milo and Skaggs.
9. Discuss the events that happened in the deal Milo calls "The Deal Gone Wrong"?
10. Describe Gary's art piece that Alex views when visiting the art gallery, Voids Will Be Voids.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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".
Essay Topic 2
Alex reflects on Jamey's past in Chapter 3. Alex's reflection informs readers about the relationship between Jamey and himself. When Alex learns that Jamey is in love with him, the relationship between the two stops. Explain how Alex's reaction and his motivation to help Jamey are or are not connected.
Essay Topic 3
At the beginning of Chapter 20, Alex and Robin have a heart-felt conversation with each other. What is the conversation about? What does their conversation as well as other events throughout the story prove about their marriage? Cite examples from the text in order to justify your answer.
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