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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 perplexes Louis about the dying man in the campus clinic on the first day of school?
2. In which region of the United States is the Creed's new home?
3. Who offers to take Ellie for a walk down the path in the Creed's backyard?
4. What was Rachel's job while Louis was in medical school?
5. Who doubts the wisdom of showing Louis the burial ground?
Short Essay Questions
1. What grudge does Louis hold against his father-in-law and why doesn't the man like Louis?
2. Why doesn't Louis doubt Jud's tale about the evil powers at the Indian burial grounds?
3. Discuss the appearance of the "pet sematary."
4. Who told Jud about the Indian burial ground and why?
5. What does the dead man tell Louis and why?
6. How does the university medical center transport Pascow to the local hospital?
7. What is the argument between Rachel and Louis regarding their pet and why is it important to the story?
8. Discuss two situations cause Louis anxiety in Chapter 7.
9. Where does the dead man take Louis and what does he see that truly frightens him?
10. Who is Steve Masterson and what role does he have in the horrible accident that happens on the first day of school?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
In Pet Sematary, forces of both good and evil draw from an all-knowing, or omniscient, spiritual plane. Give examples of the good and evil from the spiritual plane.
Essay Topic 3
In literature, there are five types of conflict: man vs. man, man vs. nature/supernatural, man vs. society, man vs. self, and man vs. technology. Which conflict is Pet Sematary? How would the story have differed if written from a different conflict? Select a different conflict and discuss how the story might have been different.
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