Prey Test | Mid-Book 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. About how old is Ricky?

2. Why does Nicole cry at the end of Day 4?

3. What was Mae's occupation before becoming a programmer?

4. Where did Jack study biology in the 1970s?

5. What happens to Amanda later in the day that prompts Jack to take her to the emergency room?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Julia act when she is at dinner with Ellen, Jack, and her children?

2. What does Julia do at her job?

3. What advice does Ellen give Jack when he calls her on Day 5? How does he react to it?

4. Why is Jack hesitant to go back to MediaTronics when they offer him his job back?

5. Describe what Amanda looks like the day after her trip to the hospital.

6. Describe Annie Gerard's personality.

7. How do the men in the helicopter treat Jack when they learn he is acting as a consultant for Xymos and MediaTronics?

8. Describe Julia's physical qualities.

9. What does Julia tell Jack as she is being carried into the ambulance?

10. Why does Jack feel that his memories do not fit his life any longer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Honesty is a trait that is scarcely found in the older characters in Prey. Jack is an honest man while Julia is a dishonest woman. The same goes for Mae and Ricky. Write an essay exploring the ideas of honesty and truth. How does honesty play into the plot of the story? Which characters are the most truthful, open, and honest? Which are the least truthful? Which are the most secretive? Why? Could being honest have saved the lives of some of the characters in Prey? Why or why not? Provide specific examples from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 2

Several of the characters in Prey are overly concerned with accumulating wealth and success. Eventually these obsessions lead to their downfall. Write an essay explaining how wealth and success play into the lives of Jack, Julia, Ellen, Ricky, and others. Which characters strive the most to be wealthy and successful? Why? Which characters obsess to the point at which these elements become their downfall? Why? What happens to them? Provide specific examples from the text to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

Jack is a stay at home father. He used to have a job but lost it due to an unfair conflict at work. Now he spends his days taking care of his children, shopping, and cooking for his family. Write an essay exploring Jack's opinions and ideas on being a stay at home father. Does he like the job? What aspect of being a stay at home father does he find most difficult? Which aspect does he find the easiest? Provide specific examples from the text to support your position.

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