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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many hours does the group decide to make each watch?
2. What happens to Bankole's wife?
3. Who is supposed to be keeping watch when the two intruders arrive?
4. Where is Bankole headed?
5. What does Curtis want Lauren to do?
Essay Topic 1
Violence is presented almost neutrally in this novel. Sometimes it is very stark and cruel and other times it seems as a necessary means to an end. Describe two examples of each view of violence; as a senseless tragedy or as necessary for progress. Explain whether or not you think that the violence perpetrated by Lauren and her group is necessary.
Essay Topic 2
Although Lauren is very young, she seems much older and more mature than even many of the adults around her. Explain some of the ways in which she seems older than her years, based on examples from the text. Do you think that this believable? What do you think causes Lauren to be so mature?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the qualities that Lauren has that make her a good leader. Using examples from the text, describe how she manages to convince people to join her group. What is it about her that seems to make people trust her or believe in her?
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