Pet Sematary Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who maintains the pet cemetery?

2. Who is sick when the plane lands?

3. Who removes the stinger in Chapter 3?

4. Who was considered a bit crazy by the locals?

5. Who made the grave markers for the pet cemetery?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Louis visit the Pet Sematary after dinner in Chapter 18 and what does he do when he is there?

2. Using Norma's voice, what does one of the intruders tell Jud about what his wife knows and what his wife did?

3. Who are the two intruders in Jud's house and what reason does one intruder give for being there?

4. What makes Ellie sick during her plane trip? What makes her perk up at the end of the trip?

5. Why does Louis watch over his sleeping son after their fun day?

6. What secret does Jud admit to Louis in Chapter 39 and why does he share it?

7. How does Louis feel as he crosses into the Indian territory with Jud?

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

9. Discuss two examples of foreshadowing in Chapters 6-10.

10. What father-son activity do the Creeds enjoy on March 24, 1984 and why is it so special?

Essay 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

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

Essay Topic 3

There are four points of view in which literature is usually written: first person, third person objective, third person limited, and omniscient. Which point of view does the author use in this book? Is this the most effective point of view for this story? Why or why not?

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