Rats Saw God 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. Sophomore year Steve and Doug founded a new club named what?

2. During a game of "I Never" Doug gives Steve what Indian warrior name?

3. Who had invited Dub and Steve to a party after the homecoming dance?

4. Steve's little sister's name is what?

5. Who was the letter from that Steve's dad gave him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Steve and Dub's first date?

2. According to his letter, what is Doug doing Steve's senior year?

3. Describe the float that the GOD club is entering in the homecoming parade.

4. Steve's sophomore year Doug and Steve formed a new group after they are done with Skate or Die. What was the second club and what did it mean?

5. Describe the scene in Houston, Sophomore Year where Steve comes to the kitchen while his father is there.

6. What differences are obvious between the two Merit Finalists at Wakefield High?

7. Describe the scene in San Diego, senior year when Steve is in Mr. Demouy's office and what Mr. Demouy has to say.

8. What is Steve's concern in regard to his father meeting Dub?

9. Doug Chappell is Steve's best friend who has formed a club at school for what reason?

10. Describe two members of the GOD club.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Given what is seen in the book, did Steve and his father truly connect and forgive each other? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Part 1) Why is Steve seemingly unable to see the similarities between him and his father?

Part 2) Why is Sarah able to see them so easily?

Part 3) Speculate on whether Steve becomes more or less like his father and why.

Essay Topic 3

Steve realizes he doesn't want to be one of the stoners any longer while at the wake for Kurt Cobain.

What is significant about this realization? What does it mean for the main character? How would the story have been different without this realization?

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