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. Where does Louis want the family to move to after Gage's resurrection?

2. What makes Jud aware of Louis's post-funeral plans?

3. Why is Jud worried in Chapter 45?

4. What does Louis believe is missing when he opens the casket?

5. Why can't Louis comfort his family in Chapter 36?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the date of Gage's funeral and in what sequence do we learn about it in the book?

4. 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?

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

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

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

8. How does Jud die? How does he end up on the floor and what weapon was used?

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

10. Why can't Louis help console his wife and daughter?

Essay Topics

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

What is inciting force and which character was the inciting force in this story? How did the character fulfill that role? Give three examples and discuss the importance of each one in detail.

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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