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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. Where is the first place Rachel goes when she gets back into Ludlow?
2. Who dies in Chapter 31?
3. Upon leaving Pleasantview Cemetery, what does Louis toss over the fence?
4. How were all the cairns disturbed at the Indian burial site?
5. How does Louis pass the time as he waits in his hotel room?
Short Essay Questions
1. What father-son activity do the Creeds enjoy on March 24, 1984 and why is it so special?
2. After burying Gage in the Indian cemetery, Louis makes his way home then falls asleep. What does he dream?
3. 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?
4. Why does Louis watch over his sleeping son after their fun day?
5. Why can't Louis help console his wife and daughter?
6. Why was Rachel scared of her sister?
7. When Louis first saw the Indian burial ground, he noted all the cairns had been disturbed. As he's burying Gage, the reader learns that Louis has discovered why. Why have the cairns been disturbed and how does Louis know this?
8. What secret does Jud admit to Louis in Chapter 39 and why does he share it?
9. In Chapter 58, what awakens Jud and why is he upset?
10. What will Louis do if Gage is resurrected as some kind of monster? How does he hope that Gage will return to life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the resolution in Pet Sematary and does it resolve the primary conflict in the novel? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
There are several techniques the author uses to build suspense. Write in detail about two of those techniques and give examples from the story.
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