Pet Sematary 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. How does Louis feel when he returns from his first visit to Jud's house?

2. Why do the Indians say they stopped using their burial ground?

3. What was Rachel's job while Louis was in medical school?

4. What was the name of the Creed's pet?

5. Where does Louis go after dinner in Chapter 18?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does the dead man take Louis and what does he see that truly frightens him?

2. How does the university medical center transport Pascow to the local hospital?

3. What secret does Jud and Louis keep from their wives in Chapter 25 and who decides it must be kept a secret?

4. Why did Stanny B know so much about the Micmac Indians?

5. What does Louis do with the Creed family pet after the truck accident on the busy road?

6. Why do the Creeds take an almost immediate liking to Jud?

7. What medical emergency does Louis help with on Halloween night?

8. What discrepancy in Jud's pet story did Louis recall?

9. Discuss the appearance of the "pet sematary."

10. What alarms Louis on the first day of school as he pulls into the medical center parking lot?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are several techniques the author uses to build suspense. Write in detail about two of those techniques and give examples from the story.

Essay Topic 2

Irony is the contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. There are three types of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic. Identify and discuss two examples of irony in the book. Which type of irony is it? What is expected and what actually occurs with your examples?

Essay Topic 3

Identify and define exposition. What did the reader learn from the exposition in Pet Sematary? Was the information consistent throughout the book or did it change? Explain your answer and reasoning.

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