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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Highway 101 once known as?
2. What is the "magic word" that Lauren says to the woman and child that makes them stay?
3. What does Zahra's brother Marcus say sharers a good as?
4. What city does the group pass through without incident?
5. Where is Grayson born?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe Lauren's relationship with Bankole. Does this seem like a relationship of equals or is Lauren searching for a father figure? What do Lauren and Bankole have in common? What obstacles seem to stand in their way?
Essay Topic 2
Lauren says early in the novel that God might just be whatever it is that makes you feel "special and protected". She outlines various different ways people conceptualize God. For each of the following ideas of God, cite examples from the text that show people believing in this type of Deity, and explain how this belief influences the character's actions:
a. God as a "super person"--Big Daddy, Cop, King, etc.
b. God as a punisher.
c. God as Nature.
d. God as a spirit/a force/ the ultimate reality.
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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