Pet Sematary Test | Final 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 misses the family visitation at the funeral home in Chapter 36?

2. Why is Ellie sedated?

3. How does Rachel continue her trip after missing her plane?

4. How were all the cairns disturbed at the Indian burial site?

5. What is the last happy day of Louis's life?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is happening with Louis and with Rachel at 11 p.m. in Chapters 47-48? Why does the author report their activities this way?

3. What inspires Rachel to finally discuss her sister's death? Is she usually inspired by such instances?

4. Rachel pulls into a hotel for the night, but doesn't stay. Why does she leave?

5. Who misses the family viewing at the funeral home when Gage dies and why?

6. Why doesn't Louis drive home after taking his family to the airport and what thoughts does he have while eating dinner at the hotel's restaurant?

7. What will Louis do if Gage is resurrected as some kind of monster? How does he hope that Gage will return to life?

8. What challenge does Louis face when returning to his car with Gage's body and how does he overcome it?

9. How does Louis feel when he sees Jud comforting Ellie at the funeral in Chapter 41 and why does he feel that way?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In Chapters 51-57, Louis and Rachel are both experiencing some conflict. Define conflict and discuss in detail the conflicts facing Louis and Rachel in these chapters. Please also note the technique in which the author reports or expresses the urgency of the conflict.

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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