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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the third witness on the stand at Katie's trial?
2. How does Katie get the rest of the way home after she jumps out of the car?
3. What does Ellie invite Stephen to do at the Fischer's?
4. Where does Adam ask Ellie and Coop to go?
5. For how many years has Katie been visiting Jacob at school?
Essay Topic 1
Multiple times in Plain Truth, a pond or a bridge is brought up. Whenever a character is around the pond or bridge, they seem deeply philosophical, or are remembering events from the past. Give at least two examples of these instances. Discuss the impact of these events on the characters. Discuss the impact of the memories on the characters. Why might the author bring past events into the present by using these remembrances?
Essay Topic 2
Throughout the book, there are many secrets, some of which impact the plot. Discuss two secrets which are revealed by the end of the book. Who knows the secret? Whose secret is it? Why is the secret important to the plot? How is the secret revealed? How is the secret hinted at and its revealing foreshadowed?
Essay Topic 3
There are two alternate theories of how the baby died. What are they? Which seems more plausible? Why? If the mother of the baby had been someone other than Katie, would that make a difference? Does the way that the author builds Katie's character have an impact on the reader believing one theory of death over another?
This section contains 1,130 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)