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

2. What time does Louis leave for the Pleasantview Cemetery?

3. Who fights at the funeral home in Chapter 36?

4. What does Louis buy on his way home from the airport?

5. What does Rachel do when sees the person upstairs in Chapter 59?

Short Essay Questions

1. After burying Gage in the Indian cemetery, Louis makes his way home then falls asleep. What does he dream?

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

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

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

5. Why does Louis want Rachel and Ellie to go to Chicago and how does he convince them to go?

6. 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?

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

8. How does Louis get into Pleasantview Cemetery once the gates are locked?

9. Why was Rachel scared of her sister?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the tone of Pet Sematary. How did the author reveal the tone and from whose point of view? Was the tone consistent throughout the book or did it seem to fluctuate? Include examples from the story with your discussion.

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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