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. What were the dying man's last words?

2. Louis thinks of Jud as...

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

4. In Chapter 16, who does Louis wake to see standing in his bedroom doorway?

5. How does Louis escape from the worries associated with a move and a new job?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who is Steve Masterson and what role does he have in the horrible accident that happens on the first day of school?

3. Who is Louis's first patient at the university medical center on the first day of school?

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

5. What grudge does Louis hold against his father-in-law and why doesn't the man like Louis?

6. What disturbs Louis about the dying man's words?

7. Who told Jud about the Indian burial ground and why?

8. As the story opens, what is Louis's dream job and fantasy?

9. What is the Creed family pet doing while Gage is choking on his own vomit? What does Louis do to the pet?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify the protagonist and antagonist in this story. In what ways are the two characters similar? What are their differences? What is the relationship of the protagonist and antagonist in Pet Sematary? How might the story have differed if another character was antagonist (select a character and write about the difference you would expect)?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Define and discuss crisis in literature. When does it occur? Discuss the crisis of Pet Sematary in detail.

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