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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. Why does Alex meet Jennifer in Chapter 24?
2. Who tells Alex that Peter probably did not commit suicide?
3. What is the nickname for Bitter Canyon?
4. Where are two bikers said to have been seen in Chapter 21?
5. How much is Mrs. Vann paid the night of Jamey's disappearance?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is questioned in Chapter 27 due to their involvement with Jamey and why are they questioned?
2. What happens when Alex goes to find Mrs. Vann in Chapter 20?
3. Who is the Fat biker and what is their involvement in the slasher case?
4. What does Alex and Milo learn about Bitter Canyon in Chapter 22?
5. Following a suggestion from Robin, where does Alex go in the beginning of Chapter 18 and why does he go there?
6. Discuss the events that happened in the deal Milo calls "The Deal Gone Wrong"?
7. What does Mrs. Vann say her involvement with Dr. Mainwaring and Jamey are?
8. Describe what happens to Peter's will.
9. Explain what is on the video tape that Souza is forced to watch.
10. What is Jamey's condition at the end of Chapter 25?
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
Describe the narration of the story. Who is the narrator of the story? Is the narrator dependable? How could the narrator lose credit for their thoughts and opinions in the story?
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 31, the police reveal a briefcase full of evidence as to Heather's involvement in hurting Jamey. What does the briefcase reveal and what role did the evidence play throughout the story? Use examples from the reading in order to support your answer.
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